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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country in the heart of Africa bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. It is one of the poorest countries in Africa and in the world, and also has one of the lowest population densities in the world. There are more than 80 different ethnic groups represented, with no overwhelming majority. As elsewhere in Africa, religious elements are of central importance in social life, and nearly everyone practices and adheres to a religion. Roughly half of the inhabitants are Christian, evenly split between Catholics and Protestants; 15% are Muslim, and 35% follow African traditional religion primarily. Jehovah's Witnesses, Baha'is, Mormons, and Seventh-Day Adventists have a small presence ...

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