The Central African Republic (CAR)is a landlocked nation bordered by Cameroon, Chad, the Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of Congo. The capital city, Bangui is located in the southwestern part of the country.
The area that is now the Central African Republic has been settled for at least 8.000 years.
The country is mostly grassy savanna's, but also contains dense rainforests. More forest elephants and lowland gorillas live here than almost any other place in Africa.
CAR gained its independence from France in 1960. Since then, the government has been in chaos.
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(Issued 2004 )