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Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Also known as: Zentralafrikanische Republik (Deutsch), República Centroafricana (español), la Centrafrique (français), la République centrafricaine (français), Repubblica Centrafricana (Italiano), Republika Środkowoafrykańska (polski), República Centro-Africana (Português), 中非共和國 (正體中文), 中央アフリカ (日本語), Respublica Africae Mediae (latine)

Formerly: Ubangi-Shari

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Bangui

Area: 622,984 km²

Population: 5,625,118

Religions: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

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

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

Motto: Unité, Dignité, Travail (French) (Unity, Dignity, Work)

Neighbouring Countries: Congo-Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville, ← Cameroon Cameroon, ↑ Chad Chad, ↗ Sudan Sudan, → South Sudan South Sudan, ↓ Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa

Circumscriptions (9): Metr. Archdioceses (1), Dioceses (8)

Roman Rite (9): Alindao, Bambari, Bangassou, Bangui, Berbérati, Bossangoa, Bouar, Kaga–Bandoro, Mbaïki

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Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. (52)Nzapalainga (52) | All Cardinals

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (10)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Central African Republic Archbishop Santiago De Wit Guzmán (55)

Conference of Bishops: Conférence Episcopale Centrafricaine (C.E.C.A.) Bishop Nestor-Désiré Nongo-Aziagbia, S.M.A. (49)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association des Conférences Episcopales de la Région de l’Afrique Central (A.C.E.R.A.C.) Archbishop Juan Nsue Edjang Mayé (62)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo (74)

as of 2020.01.04

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