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Central African Republic facts:

Capital: Bangui

Official language: French and Sango (Also spelled ‘Sangho’, a language with disputed roots. Arguably a creole.)

Population: 4.4 million

Size: 44th in world. Slightly smaller than Texas.

Currency: Central African CFA franc

What is the economic set up of the nation?

Subsistence agriculture, as well as forestry, are the basis of the economy.

Industries: diamond mining, logging, brewing, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles

Agriculture products:

Cotton growing, coffee growing, tobacco growing, root tuber crops, millet, corn, bananas; timber and timber products, lumber.

Here is a video with images and music from the nation

What makes the country unique?

The music is unique. Popular music in the country generally comes from the music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or elsewhere in Africa; however, Latin, European and American pop are also common, as is jazz and rock and roll. African folktales are very popular as well, like the Panda.

Banda music and pygmy music is also prevalent in the nation.

Pygmy styles include liquindi, or water drumming, and instruments like the bow harp (ieta), ngombi (harp zither) and limbindi (a string bow) (Abram).

The video below is an amazing illustration of water drumming

Liquindi - Baka women water drumming

The Baka women are over the border in Congo and Central Africa.

The culture of this beautiful nation is very unique as illustrated by their diversity in music.

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Central African Republic by Marlon Katsigazi on Grooveshark

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