Is Central African Republic a poor country? What does CAR stand for? Is Central African Republic safe to go to? What do tourists do in Central African Republic? What is the religion of Central African Republic people?
According to many reliable international indexes, Central African Republic is the poorest country in the world, for most people, getting information about this country stops right there with that fact but I’m asking all of you to pass the surface in this post with me, shall we?
By looking at the map, we can kind of approve their claim by being in the center of Africa. What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments below.
Recent History of Central African Republic
In recent history, they were colonized by France and became independent in 1960. France continued supporting them though.
Everything was going smooth, until a political group, raised against the President and it continued for a few years. Eventually, a group of rebellions formed an independent country in the north, called”The Republic of Logone” which is partially recognized so far.
The history of this country is so complicated and yet, interesting. If you’d like to know more, there’s a great book called Hunting Game: Raiding Politics in the Central African Republic (The International African Library). You can read it in Amazon by clicking on its’ picture below.
People in Central African Republic
The country’s population quadrupled since its independence from 1.2 million to 4.6 million.
%80 of them are Christian and the rest are mostly Muslim.
There’s a tribe living there called AKA Pygmy. They are almost the shortest people in the world and live far away from civilization in the jungles. If you’d like to meet them, you have to ride up to a point and then walk inside the jungle for a few kilometers. Most of them have never left their village and don’t even want to.
What to do in Central African Republic
Cathédrale Notre-Dame in Central African Republic
This Roman Catholic church is located in the capital, Bangui. It’s made of red brick and is large and elegant.
This spectacular national park is home to a lot of animal and bird species like lions, gazelles, rhinoceroses, and giraffes.
Bangui in Central African Republic
The capital, just like any other capital in Africa is underrated.
It has shopping malls, bars to chill at beside the river views and delicious street foods.
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