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    Central African Republic Geography - 1991

      Total area: 622,980 km2
      land area: 622,980 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Texas

      Land boundaries: 5,203 km total; Cameroon 797 km, Chad 1,197 km, Congo 467 km, Sudan 1,165 km, Zaire 1,577 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Climate: tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers

      Terrain: vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest

      Natural resources: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil

      Land use: arable land 3%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 5%; forest and woodland 64%; other 28%

      Environment: hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds affect northern areas; poaching has diminished reputation as one of last great wildlife refuges; desertification

      Note: landlocked; almost the precise center of Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Central African Republic Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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