Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a landlocked state, situated almost precise in the centre of Africa. The country is vast with a terrain which is flat to rolling; scattered hills in northeast and southwest.  It is rich in diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower. It has a tropical climate with hot dry winters, and mild to hot wet summers.

Key Water Issues and Challenges

  • Floods
  • Desertification and deforestation
  • Periodic skirmishes over water and grazing rights among related pastoral populations along the border with South Sudan

Contact GWP Central African Republic


More Information

AQUASTAT -FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/main/index.stm

UN-Water Statistics http://www.unwater.org/statistics_KWIP.html

Source: www.cia.gov; http://data.worldbank.org; www.unwater.org

Posted: 2012-07-23

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