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The Central African Republic is a landlocked nation in the interior of the African continent. Much of the country consists of flat or rolling plateau savanna approximately 500 m above sea level. It is the world's 45th-largest country. Much of the southern border is formed by tributaries of the Congo River; the Mbomou River in the east merges with the Uele River to form the Ubangi River, which also comprises portions of the southern border. The Sangha River flows through some of the western regions of the country, while the eastern border lies along the edge of the Nile River watershed. It has been estimated that up to 8% of the country is covered by forest, with the densest parts generally located in the southern regions. The forests are highly diverse and include commercially important species of Ayous, Sapelli and Sipo. The deforestation rate is about 0.4% per annum, and lumber poaching is commonplace. (Wikipedia)

Quick Facts

Land use

Total land area
2,568,000 hectares
Area of forest
35.6% of land area
Area of agriculture
8.2% of land area
Area of permanent cropland
0.1% of land area


4.9 million
Population growth
2.0% annually
Rural population

Economics and development

GDP from agriculture
GDP per person
306.80 USD

Climate change and biodiversity

CO2 emissions
0.10 metric tonnes per person
Threatened animal and plant species
Bonn Challenge Commitments
Goal year
Date committed
Area committed
1,000,000 hectares
Potential economic benefit
314 million USD
Potential climate benefit
0.09 GtCO2 sequestered
Goal year
Date committed
Area committed
2,500,000 hectares
Potential economic benefit
785 million USD
Potential climate benefit
0.24 GtCO2 sequestered
National Restoration Targets

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FLR Assessments

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