Capital: Bangui

Population: 4,939,301 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Official Language: French, Sangho

Unofficial Languages: Other tribal languages

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam, and other Indigenous beliefs

Ethnic Groups: Baya, Sara, Banda, Mandjia, Yakoma, Mboum, M’Baka, and others

Largest Cities: Bangui, Bimbo, Mbaiki, Berberati

Main Sport: Football, Boxing, Basketball

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Commemoration of Boganda (March 29)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

National Payer Day (June 30)

Eid al-Fitr (July 7)

Independence Day (August 13)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Eid al-Adha (September 13)

All Saints’ Eve (November 1)

Republic Day (December 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)