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Central African Republic

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A landlocked country in Africa stretching west-to-east from Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the ...

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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...Central African Republic , ( Oubangui-Chari, Central African Empire ) The Central African Republic (French: La République centrafricaine; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka) since 1958 when it achieved self-government as an autonomous republic within the French Community; independence was gained in 1960 . Before that it had been one of the four constituent territories of French Equatorial Africa, the French having established a military post on the Oubangui River, discovered in 1870 and also spelt Ubangi, in 1889 . For a considerable distance the river...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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... African Republic . Achieving independence in 1960 , the Central African Republic is a landlocked country bordered by Sudan, Chad, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the late nineteenth century the land and peoples now forming the Central African Republic were part of French Equatorial Africa. The colony Ubangi-Shari, the region that the country now roughly occupies, suffered more than six decades of rapacious extraction of valued resources (rubber, timber, gold, and diamonds) and forced labor. French colonial rule...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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... African Republic . The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of Africa's less-developed and least-known countries. A 1,967- to 2,953-foot-high (600- to 900-meter-high) landlocked plateau, the CAR is ecologically a transitional zone, its 241,314 square miles (625,000 sq. km.) stretching from savannah lands in the north to dense rain forests in the extreme south. The country possesses rich timber (hardwoods) and mineral resources (including diamonds, uranium, iron, and copper) and grows cash crops (cotton, coffee); however, poor roads and distance to the...

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... African Republic The Central African Republic is a remote landlocked country in central Africa. It lies on a plateau, mostly 600-800m (1,970-2,620ft) above sea level, forming a watershed between the headwaters of two river systems. In the S, the rivers flow into the navigable River Ubangi (a tributary of the Congo ). The Ubangi and the Bomu form much of its S border. In the N, most rivers are headwaters of the River Chari, which flows N into Lake Chad . Wooded savanna covers much of the country, with open grasslands in the N and rainforests in the SW....

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the savannah plains of the Chad basin. Physical The country mainly comprises low plateaux, with the highest point at 1420 m (4660 feet) in the west. The Oubangi River forms the southern boundary and is an important channel of communication. Economy The Central African Republic is one of Africa’s poorer countries, with a largely agricultural economy. There are export crops of coffee, cotton, and hardwood timber. Timber, followed by diamonds and...

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A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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... African Republic Basic information Land area: 623,000 sq. km People: Baya 34%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 21%, Sara 10%, Mboum 4%, M’Baka 4% Language: French, Sangho, Arabic, Hunsa, Swahili Religion: indigenous beliefs 24%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 4.66 million Percentage urban: 40% Population estimate for 2035: 6.80 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 53.4 (F), 49.5 (M) Capital city: Bangui, 794,000 Currency: CFA franc Major exports: timber...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...Central African Republic In one of the world's poorest countries, economic recovery has been hampered by a poor infrastructure, drastic income inequality, and persistent economic crisis. Early history (up to 1979) A landlocked colony of France since 1894 , it became part of French Equatorial Africa in 1910 as the territory of Ubangi Shari. It was an Overseas Territory of the French Union in 1946 , and became an autonomous member of the French Community in 1958 under the ‘founder’ of the nation, Barthélemy Boganda ( b. 1910 ; d. 1959 ). Boganda...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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...steps, the calamitous history of the “Cinderella” of Africa has continued to unfold around a people who remain poor, despite their country’s rich potential. See also Islam in Africa . Central African Republic Eric Young Central African Republic (At a Glance) Former Name: Central African Empire Area: 622,436 sq km (about 240,323 sq mi) Location: Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Capital: Bangui (population 652,900; ...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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...Central African Republic Capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Sited on the northwest bank of the Ubangi River , Bangui is both a major trading center and the national capital. The French first established a military post nearby in 1889 , at the confluence of the Ubangi and Mpoko rivers. Two years later they moved the post upstream to the present site of Bangui, at the base of several rapids on the Ubangi. Local inhabitants initially resisted the French presence and killed two chiefs-of-post. In 1906 the post became the...

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A Dictionary of African Politics

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...Central African Republic Civil War ( 2012–  ) A conflict involving the government of the Central African Republic, the New Seleka rebel coalition, and Anti-balaka militias. The Central African Republic Civil War began in November 2012 , when New Seleka (‘Alliance’) rebels accused the government of President François Bozizé of failing to honour the terms of a previous peace agreement and began to take control of much of the northern and central areas of the country. In March 2013 , the rebels captured the capital city, forcing Bozizé into exile. In...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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A landlocked country in Africa stretching west-to-east from Cameroon to the Sudan and south-to-north from humid equatorial forests bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to the savannah plains of ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...empire. What had made the West Indies so important—so crucial an element in the eighteenth-century imperial scheme of things—was their centrality in a global economic system. Slavery belonged to that broadly based Atlantic empire which formed the heart of the old imperial system. The ‘triangular trade’ is a crude way of expressing a complex network on which had been created a major trading system linking Britain, Africa, and the Americas. It is clear beyond doubt that the old Atlantic empire, its foundations secured by enslaved humanity, was the rock upon...

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