Bangui is the capital city of the Central African Republic. Centered in Bangui is the Bangui Magnetic Anomaly, one of the earth crust’s biggest irregularities measuring 700,000 square miles (266,600 square kilometers) and through which the magnetic equator passes.
The landlocked nation is among the world’s poorest countries, with a Gross Domestic Product per person of just $600 in 2015.
The Central African Republic exported an estimated US$88.5 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016. Highest-value exports from the Central African Republic are vehicles, wood, automotive parts and accessories, tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles as well as aircraft parts according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Bangui, Central African Republic: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, Boganda Museum, Bangui Zoo, Presidential Palace, Big Mosque and the University Sports Palace
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Bangui, Central African Republic:
- Ernest Ndjissipou, Olympic long-distance runner (born Sep. 24, 1972)
- Sylvie Tara-Agoue, Olympic women’s wrestler (born May 30, 1988)
- Elisabeth Mandaba, Olympic middle-distance runner (born Jun. 7, 1989)
- Maria-Joëlle Conjungo, Olympic hurdler (born Jul. 14, 1975)
- Marcelin Tamboulas, soccer/football player (born Apr. 24, 1980)
- Franklin Clovis Anzité, soccer/football player (born Nov. 2, 1985)
- Foxi Kéthévoama, soccer/football player (born May 30, 1986)
- Manassé Enza-Yamissi, soccer/football player (born Sep. 29, 1989)
- Eloge Enza Yamissi, soccer/football player (born Jan. 23, 1983)
- Hilaire Momi, soccer/football player (born Mar. 16, 1990)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Central African resident: Central African
Population: 805,000 (Bangui)
Density: 18,721 people per square mile (7,228 per square kilometer)
Population: 5,507,257 (Central African Republic)
Density: 23 people per square mile (9 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$3.018 billion in 2015 (for Central African Republic, per the CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $600
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Bangui were unavailable.
Official currency used in Bangui: Central African CFA franc
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on January 9, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Field Listing: Major Urban Areas. Accessed on January 9, 2017
CityMetric, Where are largest cities in the world? 2015 edition. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Embassy of the United States, Bangui–CAR. Accessed on January 9, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on July 31, 2017
The World Factbook, Africa: Central African Republic, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Bangui. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Wikipedia, Central African Republic. Accessed on January 9, 2017
Including towns and villages in its immediate vicinity, Bangui had an estimated population of 805,000 people in 2015 according to Demographia. Bangui’s built-up urbanized land area covers an estimated 43 square miles (111 square kilometers).
At the country level, the Central African Republic was home to approximately 5.5 million residents as of July 2016. The national land area extends over 240,535 square miles (622,984 square kilometers).
Population density is heavily concentrated within Central African Republic’s capital city with an average 18,700 inhabitants per square mile (7,200 per square kilometer).
Within national borders, population density drops drastically to 23 Central Africans per square mile (9 per square kilometer).