Central African Republic

A FORMER FRENCH colony in central Africa, the Central African Republic is entirely landlocked and has an area of 240,534 sq. mi. (622,984 sq. km.), with a population of 4,216,666 (2007 est.), and a population density of 17.5 people per sq. mi. (6.8 people per sq. km.). The country is poor, with 3 percent of the land arable, and a further 5 percent used for meadows and pasture. In spite of this, many of the desperately poor people in the country survive through subsistence farming.

Some 64 percent of the country is forested, which helps reduce its already extremely low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the country. CO2 emissions per capita from the Central African Republic have never exceeded 0.1 metric tons per person, reaching 0.06 ...

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