Outline of the Central African Republic


Outline of the Central African Republic
The location of the Central African Republic
An enlargeable map of the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked sovereign country located in Central Africa.[1] The CAR borders Chad in the north, South Sudan in the east, Sudan in the north-east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west.

Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas but it also includes a Sahelo-Sudanese zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country lies in the basins of the Ubangi River, which flows south into the Congo River, while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Chari River, which flows north into Lake Chad.

Since most of the territory is located in the Ubangi and Shari river basins, the French called the colony it carved out in this region Ubangi-Shari, or Oubangui-Chari in French. This French colony of Ubangi-Shari became a semi-autonomous territory of the French Community in 1958 and then an independent nation on 13 August 1960. For over three decades after independence, the CAR was ruled by presidents who were not chosen in truly democratic elections or who took power by force. Local discontent with this system was eventually reinforced by international pressure, following the end of the Cold War.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Central African Republic:

Contents

General reference

An enlargeable relief map of the Central African Republic

Geography of the Central African Republic

An enlargeable topographic map of the Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,577 km
 Chad 1,197 km
 Sudan 175 km
 South Sudan 990 km
 Cameroon 797 km
 Republic of the Congo 467 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of the Central African Republic

An enlargeable satellite image of the Central African Republic

Natural geographic features of the Central African Republic

  • Glaciers in the Central African Republic: none [2]
  • Islands of the Central African Republic
  • Lakes of the Central African Republic
  • Mountains of the Central African Republic
    • Volcanoes in the Central African Republic
  • Rivers of the Central African Republic
    • Waterfalls of the Central African Republic
  • Valleys of the Central African Republic
  • World Heritage Sites in the Central African Republic

Regions of the Central African Republic

Main article: Regions of the Central African Republic

Ecoregions of the Central African Republic

Main article: Ecoregions in the Central African Republic

Administrative divisions of the Central African Republic

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Central African Republic
Prefectures of the Central African Republic
Sub-prefectures of the Central African Republic
Municipalities of the Central African Republic

Demography of the Central African Republic

Main article: Demographics of the Central African Republic

Government and politics of the Central African Republic

Main article: Government of the Central African Republic and Politics of the Central African Republic

Branches of the government of the Central African Republic

Executive branch of the government of the Central African Republic

  • Head of state: President of the Central African Republic,
  • Head of government: Prime Minister of the Central African Republic,
  • Cabinet of the Central African Republic

Legislative branch of the government of the Central African Republic

  • Parliament of the Central African Republic (bicameral)
    • Upper house: Senate of the Central African Republic
    • Lower house: House of Commons of the Central African Republic

Judicial branch of the government of the Central African Republic

  • Supreme Court of the Central African Republic

Foreign relations of the Central African Republic

International organization membership

The Central African Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Central African Republic

Main article: Law of the Central African Republic

Military of the Central African Republic

Main article: Military of the Central African Republic
  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of the Central African Republic
    • Navy of the Central African Republic
    • Air Force of the Central African Republic
    • Special forces of the Central African Republic
  • Military history of the Central African Republic
  • Military ranks of the Central African Republic

Local government in the Central African Republic

History of the Central African Republic

Main article: History of the Central African Republic, Timeline of the history of the Central African Republic, and Current events of the Central African Republic
  • Economic history of the Central African Republic
  • Military history of the Central African Republic

Culture of the Central African Republic

Main article: Culture of the Central African Republic

Art in the Central African Republic

  • Art in the Central African Republic
  • Cinema of the Central African Republic
  • Literature of the Central African Republic
  • Music of the Central African Republic
  • Television in the Central African Republic
  • Theatre in the Central African Republic

Sports in the Central African Republic

Main article: Sports in the Central African Republic

Economy and infrastructure of the Central African Republic

Main article: Economy of the Central African Republic
  • the Central African Republic Stock Exchange

Education in the Central African Republic

Main article: Education in the Central African Republic

Infrastructure of the Central African Republic

Health in the Central African Republic

See also

References

External links


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