Central African Republic Population: 4,799,853

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country situated in Central Africa. There are lots of mineral deposits found in the nation. There are resources such as Uranium, crude oil, diamonds, and gold. There is also a massive amount of arable land. However, it ranks in the list of poorest countries in the world. The two-thirds of the nation is in the Ubangi river basin, the river that flows in the Congo.

Largest cities by population in the Central African Republic

Bangui, Bimbo, Mbaiki, Berberati, Kaga Bandoro are some of the largest cities in the Central African Republic.

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Bangui 542,393 Bouar 28,581
Bimbo 129,655 Bossangoa 27,428
Mbaiki 67,132 Nola 26,809
Berberati 61,815 Bangassou 24,361
Kaga Bandoro 56,520 Damara 20,093
Bozoum 40,201 Mobaye 19,431
Carnot 38,071 Paoua 18,441
Sibut 34,267 Boda 16,655
Bambari 32,547 Ippy 16,571
Bria 29,027 Batangafo 15,310

Central African Republic population history

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 3,640,427, but now it has risen to 4,829,767. The median age of the country has increased to 17.6. The urban population of the country has increased to 2,076,534. The global population rank of the nation is now 125.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.78% 84,582 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.00% 2,076,534 0.06% 7,794,798,739 125
2019 4,745,185 1.69% 78,817 -40,000 17.2 5.03 8 42.50% 2,015,708 0.06% 7,713,468,100 126
2018 4,666,368 1.53% 70,345 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 42.00% 1,959,587 0.06% 7,631,091,040 126
2017 4,596,023 1.29% 58,337 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.50% 1,909,283 0.06% 7,547,858,925 126
2016 4,537,686 0.99% 44,516 -40,000 17.2 5.03 7 41.10% 1,866,228 0.06% 7,464,022,049 125
2015 4,493,170 0.48% 21,280 -79,226 17.1 5.1 7 40.80% 1,831,054 0.06% 7,379,797,139 124
2010 4,386,768 1.67% 69,677 -25,123 17.7 5.3 7 39.50% 1,730,652 0.06% 6,956,823,603 121
2005 4,038,382 2.10% 79,591 -4,881 18 5.45 6 38.90% 1,571,461 0.06% 6,541,907,027 125
2000 3,640,427 2.47% 83,554 6,000 18.1 5.55 6 38.80% 1,413,327 0.06% 6,143,493,823 126
1995 3,222,656 2.80% 83,184 10,000 18.2 5.7 5 38.70% 1,248,262 0.06% 5,744,212,979 128
1990 2,806,734 2.00% 52,913 -16,000 18.1 5.9 5 38.60% 1,082,570 0.05% 5,327,231,061 129
1985 2,542,169 2.94% 68,563 8,000 18.8 5.9 4 36.80% 935,996 0.05% 4,870,921,740 131
1980 2,199,356 2.35% 48,198 -200 18.8 5.9 4 35.10% 772,263 0.05% 4,458,003,514 131
1975 1,958,367 1.58% 29,445 -10,000 19.1 5.95 3 32.90% 644,978 0.05% 4,079,480,606 132
1970 1,811,144 2.01% 34,288 2,629 20.1 5.95 3 27.80% 502,752 0.05% 3,700,437,046 131
1965 1,639,706 1.77% 27,608 2,386 21 5.9 3 23.60% 387,790 0.05% 3,339,583,597 128
1960 1,501,668 1.39% 20,065 0 21.7 5.75 2 20.10% 302,205 0.05% 3,034,949,748 130
1955 1,401,341 1.10% 14,938 0 22.3 5.52 2 17.00% 238,917 0.05% 2,773,019,936 128

Central African Republic population forecast

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 8,400,956. The median age of the country will be 24.0. The urban population of the country will have risen to 5,329,336. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 112.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,829,767 1.46% 67,319 -40,000 17.6 4.75 8 43.00% 2,076,534 0.06% 7,794,798,739 125
2025 5,338,264 2.02% 101,699 -16,000 18.6 4.75 9 45.90% 2,451,673 0.07% 8,184,437,460 124
2030 5,942,211 2.17% 120,789 -7,000 19.6 4.75 10 49.10% 2,917,639 0.07% 8,548,487,400 122
2035 6,577,413 2.05% 127,040 -5,000 20.6 4.75 11 52.50% 3,454,676 0.07% 8,887,524,213 116
2040 7,205,166 1.84% 125,551 -5,000 21.6 4.75 12 56.10% 4,039,450 0.08% 9,198,847,240 115
2045 7,813,300 1.63% 121,627 -5,000 22.8 4.75 13 59.70% 4,665,212 0.08% 9,481,803,274 113
2050 8,400,956 1.46% 117,531 24 4.75 13 63.40% 5,329,336 0.09% 9,735,033,990 112

Central African Republic demographics

The life expectancy of the people in the Central African Republic is. 54.36 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is 71.7.

Central African Republic religion and politics

Many of the people in the Central African Republic follow Christianity. There are denominations such as Protestants and Roman Catholics. The others are Muslims. Some people do not belong to any religion. There is also a population that follows the indigenous beliefs of the nation that is infused with Christianity and Islamic practices. Many of the missionary religious groups of the nation are Lutherans, Baptists, Catholics, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The political framework followed in the nation is a semi-presidential republic. The head of the state is the president of this system. The head of the government is the prime minister. The executive powers are with the government. The government and parliament exercise the legislative powers.

Central African Republic economy

The per capita income of the nation is one of the lowest in the world. The currency is CFA Franc. The agriculture is dominated by the cultivation and the buying and selling of crops such as peanuts, cassava, maize, millet, sorghum, plantain, etc. The main partner for imports is the Netherlands, as well as places such as South Korea and Cameroon. The largest export partners are Belgium, China, Indonesia, and France.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%