Background and geography of Central African Republic

Background and geography of Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the northeast, South Sudan in the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west.

Land Area in Central African Republic

Agriculture 52,050 square kilometres

Forest 226,958 square kilometres

Other land 343,976 Square kilometres

Total Land area 622,984 square kilometres


The Central African Republic is divided into four regions which include, South West Central African Republic, North West Central African Republic, South East Central African Republic and North East Central African Republic.


  • Mount Ngaoui is the highest peak at 1,410 meters.
  • Longest Rivers: Shari/Chari River (949 kilometers)

Largest Lake

Lake Chad

National Parks

Central African Republic has five national Parks with Bamingui-Bangoran National Park being one of the largest covering an area of 1,070,000 hectares.

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