The Central African Republic

Capital Bangui

Population 4,998,000

Area 622,984 km2

Key facts

The Central African Republic is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 6 countries (Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan) that The Central African Republic shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak French and Sango.

The national currency in The Central African Republic is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 658.58 XAF and 1 USD is worth 670.5 XAF.

Central African
Banknotes

50010002000500010000

Central African
Coins

1251025100500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in The Central African Republic.1.38 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in The Central African Republic. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Central African Republic?

There are no Mariott hotels in The Central African Republic.

There are no Hilton hotels in The Central African Republic.

There are no IHG hotels in The Central African Republic.

There are no Best Western hotels in The Central African Republic.

There are no Radisson hotels in The Central African Republic.

There are no Accor hotels in The Central African Republic.

What fast food chains are present in Central African Republic?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Central African Republic.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

The KFC chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

The Subway chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in The Central African Republic.

Weather

Today the sun in Bangui, rises at 5:31 AM and sets at 5:37 PM. The climate of Bangui may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 23.7°C (74.66°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 21.8°C (71.24°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
SaturdayOct 8Rain showersLow: 23°C (73.4°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 29.5°C (85.1°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)

Weather data for Bangui (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Central African Republic.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in The Central African Republic.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In The Central African Republic traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 37.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Central African Republic

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Central African Republic?

Currently, citizens of 17 countries can enter Central African Republic without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Central African Republic.

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