Monday, July 18, 2016

Up with Geography: Central African Republic

Central African Republic




African continent. Central African
Republic outlined in dark ink & shaded.

A close-up of Central African Republic & its neighbors.

Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon

Water Borders:

Total Area:
240,534 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Bangui, Bimbo, Berberati, Carnot, Bambari

Famous Geographical Point:
Karre Mountains

Famous Person:
Mouhamadou Habib Habibou, soccer player

Book Set In/About:
Making Sense of the Central African Republic, edited by Tatiana Carayannis & Louisa Lombard

A collection of non-fiction pieces, written by scholars of the Central African Republic.

Movie Set In/About:
"Echoes from a Somber Empire (Echos aus einem düsteren Reich)" (1990), directed by Werner Herzog

A documentary about Jean-Bedel Bokassa, Central African Republic's long-term, controversial president.

Headline of the Day:
"Hollande: French Troops Will Leave Central African Republic in October" in Voice of America.


Patricia said...

The amount of time it took me to read this post exceeds the amount of time over my lifespan that I've thought about the Central African Republic. :-(

balyien said...

Yep. Can't say that I even knew this country existed before I wrote up this post. The American educational system is sadly remiss at teaching world history that doesn't involve North America or Europe.