Central African Republic Population 2022


Central African Republic map
  • The current population of Central African Republic is estimated at 5,020,856 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Central African Republic represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Central African Republic is 7.2 inhabitants per km2.
  • Central African Republic is located in Africa.
  • Central African Republic ranks number 125 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Central African Republic is 6.6100° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 20.4305° E.
  • The median age in Central African Republic is 17.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Central African Republic is 35,000 XAF per month, around $57 USD per month, as of June, 2022.
  • The countries that Central African Republic shares its land boundary with are Chad to the north, Sudan and South sudan to the north and east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo to the South, and Cameroon to the west.

Central African Republic

Official name Central African Republic
Location Africa
Capital Bangui
Population 4,998,459 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 7.2/km2
Population growth rate 1.43% (in 2022)
Area 622,984 km2 (240,535.37 sq mi)
Official language French and Sango
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Life expectancy 53.95 years
Internet TLD .cf
Call code +236

Central African Republic Population Graph

Central African Republic Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 4,833,628 2,396,029 2,437,599 49.57% 50.43% 2,039,791 42.2%
2019 4,748,975 2,354,067 2,394,908 49.57% 50.43% 1,983,647 41.77%
2018 4,670,108 2,314,506 2,355,602 49.56% 50.44% 1,931,557 41.36%
2017 4,599,700 2,279,611 2,320,089 49.56% 50.44% 1,884,957 40.98%
2016 4,541,313 2,250,675 2,290,638 49.56% 50.44% 1,844,681 40.62%
2015 4,496,766 2,228,148 2,268,618 49.55% 50.45% 1,811,297 40.28%
2014 4,467,742 2,213,766 2,253,976 49.55% 50.45% 1,785,310 39.96%
2013 4,451,503 2,205,275 2,246,228 49.54% 50.46% 1,765,466 39.66%
2012 4,439,960 2,199,112 2,240,848 49.53% 50.47% 1,748,900 39.39%
2011 4,422,174 2,189,861 2,232,313 49.52% 50.48% 1,730,839 39.14%
2010 4,390,274 2,173,186 2,217,088 49.5% 50.5% 1,707,817 38.9%
2009 4,341,093 2,148,407 2,192,686 49.49% 50.51% 1,679,569 38.69%
2008 4,276,787 2,116,154 2,160,633 49.48% 50.52% 1,646,991 38.51%
2007 4,201,362 2,077,994 2,123,368 49.46% 50.54% 1,610,802 38.34%
2006 4,121,369 2,037,605 2,083,764 49.44% 50.56% 1,573,951 38.19%
2005 4,041,611 1,997,364 2,044,247 49.42% 50.58% 1,538,641 38.07%
2004 3,963,051 1,957,747 2,005,304 49.4% 50.6% 1,504,770 37.97%
2003 3,884,290 1,917,674 1,966,616 49.37% 50.63% 1,471,369 37.88%
2002 3,805,171 1,877,852 1,927,319 49.35% 50.65% 1,438,355 37.8%
2001 3,724,994 1,837,540 1,887,454 49.33% 50.67% 1,405,068 37.72%
2000 3,643,333 1,796,528 1,846,805 49.31% 50.69% 1,371,351 37.64%
1999 3,560,865 1,755,506 1,805,359 49.3% 50.7% 1,337,461 37.56%
1998 3,478,265 1,714,437 1,763,828 49.29% 50.71% 1,303,654 37.48%
1997 3,395,146 1,673,467 1,721,679 49.29% 50.71% 1,269,445 37.39%
1996 3,310,882 1,631,934 1,678,948 49.29% 50.71% 1,235,290 37.31%
1995 3,225,240 1,589,721 1,635,519 49.29% 50.71% 1,200,757 37.23%
1994 3,137,525 1,546,486 1,591,039 49.29% 50.71% 1,165,591 37.15%
1993 3,048,585 1,502,343 1,546,242 49.28% 50.72% 1,130,110 37.07%
1992 2,961,899 1,459,328 1,502,571 49.27% 50.73% 1,095,606 36.99%
1991 2,881,098 1,419,229 1,461,869 49.26% 50.74% 1,063,413 36.91%
1990 2,809,266 1,383,564 1,425,702 49.25% 50.75% 1,034,653 36.83%
1989 2,748,206 1,353,217 1,394,989 49.24% 50.76% 1,009,691 36.74%
1988 2,696,399 1,327,707 1,368,692 49.24% 50.76% 985,534 36.55%
1987 2,649,218 1,304,210 1,345,008 49.23% 50.77% 959,282 36.21%
1986 2,600,103 1,280,031 1,320,072 49.23% 50.77% 932,657 35.87%
1985 2,544,458 1,252,382 1,292,076 49.22% 50.78% 904,046 35.53%
1984 2,480,613 1,220,710 1,259,903 49.21% 50.79% 873,176 35.2%
1983 2,410,489 1,185,961 1,224,528 49.2% 50.8% 840,296 34.86%
1982 2,337,441 1,149,787 1,187,654 49.19% 50.81% 807,118 34.53%
1981 2,266,479 1,114,428 1,152,051 49.17% 50.83% 775,136 34.2%
1980 2,201,338 1,082,398 1,118,940 49.17% 50.83% 745,593 33.87%
1979 2,142,705 1,053,354 1,089,351 49.16% 50.84% 718,878 33.55%
1978 2,089,541 1,027,218 1,062,323 49.16% 50.84% 694,146 33.22%
1977 2,041,750 1,003,724 1,038,026 49.16% 50.84% 671,736 32.9%
1976 1,998,814 982,817 1,015,997 49.17% 50.83% 651,214 32.58%
1975 1,960,130 963,796 996,334 49.17% 50.83% 626,654 31.97%
1974 1,926,118 947,265 978,853 49.18% 50.82% 598,060 31.05%
1973 1,896,555 932,915 963,640 49.19% 50.81% 571,432 30.13%
1972 1,869,467 919,591 949,876 49.19% 50.81% 546,632 29.24%
1971 1,842,173 906,349 935,824 49.2% 50.8% 522,440 28.36%
1970 1,812,787 892,072 920,715 49.21% 50.79% 498,335 27.49%
1969 1,780,471 876,170 904,301 49.21% 50.79% 474,496 26.65%
1968 1,745,768 859,092 886,676 49.21% 50.79% 450,757 25.82%
1967 1,709,843 841,585 868,258 49.22% 50.78% 427,461 25%
1966 1,674,525 824,201 850,324 49.22% 50.78% 406,072 24.25%
1965 1,641,182 807,790 833,392 49.22% 50.78% 386,006 23.52%
1964 1,610,066 792,474 817,592 49.22% 50.78% 367,095 22.8%
1963 1,580,796 778,226 802,570 49.23% 50.77% 349,356 22.1%
1962 1,553,305 764,692 788,613 49.23% 50.77% 332,718 21.42%
1961 1,527,430 752,107 775,323 49.24% 50.76% 316,942 20.75%
1960 1,503,020 740,087 762,933 49.24% 50.76% 302,107 20.1%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Central African Republic ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Central African Republic. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Central African Republic

# City Population 2022
1 Bangui 548,847
2 Bimbo 131,483
3 Mbaiki 67,931
4 Berberati 62,643
5 Kaga Bandoro 56,995
6 Bozoum 40,607
7 Carnot 38,436
8 Sibut 34,647
9 Bambari 33,068
10 Bria 29,320
11 Bouar 28,987
12 Bossangoa 27,774
13 Nola 27,208
14 Bangassou 24,697
15 Damara 20,256
16 Mobaye 19,610
17 Paoua 18,690
18 Boda 16,906
19 Ippy 16,725
20 Batangafo 15,451
21 Alindao 14,429
22 Zemio 14,213
23 Kabo 13,862
24 Bouca 13,372
25 Obo 13,094
26 Ndele 11,859
27 Kembe 11,644
28 Mongoumba 10,994
29 Birao 10,334
30 Gamboula 7,737

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2