World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Prefectures of the Central African Republic

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is administratively divided into 16 prefectures (French: préfectures, Sango: kodoro kômanda-kôta) and the capital city of Bangui, which is an autonomous commune (French: commune autonome, Sango: kôta-gbata).

Each prefecture is governed by a local assembly called General Council (Conseil Général), presided by a Prefect (Préfet). The prefectures are further subdivided into 71 sub-prefectures.

Prefectures are all named after major rivers passing through their areas:

(Basse ("Lower") means downstream, and Haut or Haute ("Upper") means upstream.)

No. Prefecture ISO code Capital Population
(2003 census)
Area
(km2)
N/A Bangui (AC) CF-BGF Bangui 622,771 67
1. Mbomou CF-MB Bangassou 164,008 61,150
2. Basse-Kotto CF-BK Mobaye 249,150 17,604
3. Kémo CF-KG Sibut 118,420 17,204
4. Nana-Mambéré CF-NM Bouar 233,666 26,600
5. Ouham CF-AC Bossangoa 369,220 50,250
6. Sangha-Mbaéré CF-SE Nola 101,074 19,412
7. Lobaye CF-LB Mbaïki 246,875 19,235
8. Ombella-M'Poko CF-MP Bimbo 356,725 31,835
9. Ouham-Pendé CF-OP Bozoum 430,506 32,100
10. Haut-Mbomou CF-HM Obo 57,602 55,530
11. Ouaka CF-UK Bambari 276,710 49,900
12. Haute-Kotto CF-HK Bria 90,316 86,650
13. Bamingui-Bangoran CF-BB Ndélé 43,229 58,200
14. Vakaga CF-VK Birao 52,255 46,500
15. Nana-Grébizi CF-KB Kaga Bandoro 117,816 19,996
16. Mambéré-Kadéï CF-HS Berbérati 364,795 30,203

See also

Sources

  • Central African Republic
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.