Central African Republic Population 2020 (Live)

4,829,989

In recent years, the CAR has been plagued by corruption, authoritarianism and underdevelopment, which led to a rebellion and the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict. This conflict led to the overthrowing of the ruler in 2013, which caused virtually all government to disappear and forced the CAR to become, as Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye in "anarchy, a non-state." Earlier this year, the president and prime minister resigned.

As of April 2014, one third of the population, or 1.6 million people, are in need of food, and thousands have been killed in the violence that has lasted for over a year. Tens of thousands of Muslims have also been forced from their home in the Christian-majority country. The CAR is currently in a crisis, and it's population growth has come to a halt.

Central African Republic Population Growth

In recent years, the CAR has been plagued by corruption, authoritarianism and underdevelopment, which led to a rebellion and the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict. This conflict led to the overthrowing of the ruler in 2013, which caused virtually all government to disappear and forced the CAR to become, as Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye in "anarchy, a non-state." Earlier in 2014, the president and prime minister resigned.

By mid-2014, one-third of the population, or 1.6 million people, were in need of food, and thousands have been killed in the violence that has lasted for over a year. Tens of thousands of Muslims have also been forced from their home in the Christian-majority country. The CAR is currently in a crisis, and its population growth has come to a halt.

Central African Republic Population Projections

The rate of change in the population growth is expected to be a bit volatile in the years to come as it is anticipated that the Central African Republic will stop losing so many citizens. Current projections believe that the growth rate will be 1.60% before peaking at 2.21% in 2030 and then dwindling back down to 1.62% annually by 2050. If these numbers are to be believed the population in Central African Republic will be 4,920,889 in 2020, 6,123,615 in 2030, 7,481,447 in 2040 and 8,850,780 in 2050.

The current population of Central African Republic is 4,829,989, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 4,829,767.

Central African Republic Growth Rate

Central African Republic Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Bangui542,393
Bimbo129,655
Mbaiki67,132
Berberati61,815
Kaga Bandoro56,520
Bozoum40,201
Carnot38,071
Sibut34,267
Bambari32,547
Bria29,027

Central African Republic Area and Population Density

The landlocked nation on the Central African Republic is very true to its name and can be found right at the center of the African continent. The country shares its borders with the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo and it covers 240,534 square miles (622,980 square kilometers) of area, making it the 42nd largest country in the world. Despite its size, the Central African Republic is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with just 21 people per square mile (8 people per square kilometer), which ranks 183rd in the world.

Largest Cities in the Central African Republic

Less than half of the people living in the Central African Republic reside in urban areas. The capital and largest city is Bangui. Established as a French outpost in 1889, Bangui has a population of 734,000. Bangui is often considered one of the world's most dangerous cities as it is the site of intense rebellions and destruction. The next largest city is the only one with a population exceeding 100,000- Bimbo with 130,000 people living within its city limits. Other sizable cities with populations above 50,000 include Mbaïki, Berbérati, and Kaga Bandoro.

Central African Republic Population Density Map

Source:
Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20204,829,7671.78%7.75125216
20194,745,1851.69%7.62126216
20184,666,3681.53%7.49126216
20174,596,0231.29%7.38126216
20164,537,6860.99%7.28125216
20154,493,1700.48%7.21124216
20104,386,7681.67%7.04121215
20054,038,3822.10%6.48125215
20003,640,4272.47%5.84126216
19953,222,6562.80%5.17128217
19902,806,7342.00%4.51129217
19852,542,1692.94%4.08131216
19802,199,3562.35%3.53131218
19751,958,3671.57%3.14132217
19701,811,1442.01%2.91131214
19651,639,7061.77%2.63130214
19601,501,6681.39%2.41130214
19551,401,3411.10%2.25128214
19501,326,6520.00%2.13125212

Central African Republic Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
20204,829,7671.78%7.75125216
20255,338,2642.02%8.57123216
20305,942,2112.17%9.54120215
20356,577,4132.05%10.56116215
20407,205,1661.84%11.57115215
20457,813,3001.63%12.54113215
20508,400,9561.46%13.49112215
20558,963,9551.31%14.39106215
20609,495,6871.16%15.24103214
20659,986,4031.01%16.03101213
207010,421,7820.86%16.7398213
207510,789,9870.70%17.3297213
208011,086,0070.54%17.8097212
208511,311,2010.40%18.1697212
209011,473,7540.29%18.4297210
209511,579,1400.18%18.5996208

Central African Republic Population by Year (Projections)

Central African Republic Population Pyramid 2020

Central African Republic Population by Age

There are 2,300,373 adults in Central African Republic.

Central African Republic Population Pyramid

In recent years, the CAR has been plagued by corruption, authoritarianism and underdevelopment, which led to a rebellion and the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict. This conflict led to the overthrowing of the ruler in 2013, which caused virtually all government to disappear and forced the CAR to become, as Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye in "anarchy, a non-state." Earlier this year, the president and prime minister resigned.

As of April 2014, one third of the population, or 1.6 million people, are in need of food, and thousands have been killed in the violence that has lasted for over a year. Tens of thousands of Muslims have also been forced from their home in the Christian-majority country. The CAR is currently in a crisis, and it's population growth has come to a halt.

Central African Republic Population Growth

In recent years, the CAR has been plagued by corruption, authoritarianism and underdevelopment, which led to a rebellion and the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict. This conflict led to the overthrowing of the ruler in 2013, which caused virtually all government to disappear and forced the CAR to become, as Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye in "anarchy, a non-state." Earlier in 2014, the president and prime minister resigned.

By mid-2014, one-third of the population, or 1.6 million people, were in need of food, and thousands have been killed in the violence that has lasted for over a year. Tens of thousands of Muslims have also been forced from their home in the Christian-majority country. The CAR is currently in a crisis, and its population growth has come to a halt.

Central African Republic Population Projections

The rate of change in the population growth is expected to be a bit volatile in the years to come as it is anticipated that the Central African Republic will stop losing so many citizens. Current projections believe that the growth rate will be 1.60% before peaking at 2.21% in 2030 and then dwindling back down to 1.62% annually by 2050. If these numbers are to be believed the population in Central African Republic will be 4,920,889 in 2020, 6,123,615 in 2030, 7,481,447 in 2040 and 8,850,780 in 2050.

About Central African Republic

  1. Direction Générale de la Statistiques, des Etudes Economiques et Sociales
  2. UN World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    <p>Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1975 census, with the 1988 and 2003 censuses adjusted for underenumeration, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.</p>

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