Check Email | My Account | Contact Us

Search for on the web shopping
Tue, 31 Jan, 2023
contact us
education frontpage
a-z of references
general knowledge
plants & animals

Top links
- Sudoku
- Collectibles
Demographics of Central African Republic, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
Demographics of Central African Republic, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
There are more than 80 ethnic groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), each with its own language. About 50% are Baya-Mandjia and Banda--40% (largely located in the northern and central parts of the country), and 7% are M'Baka (southwestern corner of the CAR). Sangho, the language of a small group along the Oubangui River, is the national language spoken by the majority of Central Africans. Only a small part of the population has more than an elemental knowledge of French, the official language.More than 55% of the population of the CAR lives in rural areas. The chief agricultural areas are around the Bossangoa and Bambari. Bangui, Berberati, Bangassou, and Bossangoa are the most densely populated urban centers.

Jump to Page Contents

Pay as you go
No monthly charges. Access for the price of a phone call Go>


Flat rate dialup access from only 4.99 a month Go>

Surf faster from just 13.99 a month Go>

Save Even More
Combine your phone and internet, and save on your phone calls
More Info>

This weeks hot offer
24: Series 5 24: Series 5

In association with 26.97


Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook

Demographic data from the CIA World Factbook - Contents

Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2005 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years: 42.5% (male 813,596/female 802,728)
15-64 years: 54% (male 1,010,696/female 1,041,903)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 54,345/female 76,629) (2005 est.)

Median age
Total: 18.12 years
Male: 17.75 years
Female: 18.5 years (2005 est.)

Population growth rate
1.49% (2005 est.)

Birth rate
35.17 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate
20.27 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate
Total: 91 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 97.84 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 83.96 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 41.01 years
Male: 39.21 years
Female: 42.86 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate
4.5 children born/woman (2005 est.)

Adult prevalence rate: 13.5% (2003 est.)
People living with HIV/AIDS: 260,000 (2003 est.)
Deaths: 23,000 (2003 est.)

Major infectious diseases
Degree of risk: very high
Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Vectorborne disease: malaria
Respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2004)

Noun: Central African(s)
Adjective: Central African

Ethnic groups
Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%

Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
Note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority

French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 51%
Male: 63.3%
Female: 39.9% (2003 est.)
Change Text Size:
[A] [default] [A]

go back print page email to a friend make us your home page

about | terms of use | contact us
© 2023