Central Africa

Central Africa is a region of bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the African Rift Valley in the east, the plains in the north, and the Zambezi basin in the south.

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is the capital of the . Photo: Antoine Moens de Hase, CC BY 2.0.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the largest and most populous country in Central Africa. Photo: Bergeycm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in Central Africa. While not the largest country in Africa, in some ways is as large as Africa itself. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in Central Africa. This country is rich in natural beauty, and in natural resources with large reserves of oil and diamonds, hydroelectric potential, and rich agricultural land. Photo: Jjtkk, CC0.

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The is in Central Africa. The country is also known as Congo-Brazzaville to distinguish it from its giant eastern neighbour, the . Photo: Bsm15, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in Central Africa. It was a region of until it became an independent country on 9 July 2011 after a referendum held in January that year. Photo: SuSanA Secretariat, CC BY 2.0.

is a country in Central Africa with an array of landscapes and wildlife in its 13 national parks. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY 2.0.

is a small country in , divided into two parts, the mainland and the islands. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , at the geographic center of Africa, has incredible wildlife but is undergoing a civil war and is too dangerous for travel. Photo: zongo, CC BY-SA 2.0.

consists of two main islands straddling the Equator off the Atlantic coast of Central Africa. Photo: Archaeodontosaurus, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Central Africa

Latitude of center
-5.441° or 5° 26' 27.7" south
Longitude of center
22.6758° or 22° 40' 32.8" east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Afrika Teungoh
  • Afar: Oraylıq Afrika
  • Afrikaans: Sentraal-Afrika
  • Albanian: Afrika qendrore
  • Amharic: መካከለኛ አፍሪካ
  • Arabic: Butnga nga Apriká
  • Arabic: وسط أفريقيا
  • Aragonese: Africa Central
  • Armenian: Կենտրոնական Աֆրիկա
  • Arpitan: Africa centrâla
  • Asturian: África Central
  • Avaric: Istefa Afrika
  • Azerbaijani: Mərkəzi Afrika
  • Bashkir: Үҙәк Африка
  • Basque: Erdialdeko Afrika
  • Bavarian: Zentroiafrika
  • Belarusian: Цэнтральная Афрыка
  • Bengali: মধ্য আফ্রিকা
  • Bosnian: Srednja Afrika
  • Breton: Afrika ar C'hreiz
  • Bulgarian: Централна Африка
  • Catalan: Àfrica Central
  • Central Kurdish: ئەفریقای ناوەڕاست
  • Chinese: Tiong Hui-chiu
  • Chinese: 中部非洲
  • Chinese: 中非
  • Chinese: 非洲中部
  • Croatian: Srednja Afrika
  • Czech: Střední Afrika
  • Danish: Centralafrika
  • Dimli (individual language): Afrika Miyanên
  • Dutch: Centraal-Afrika
  • Egyptian Arabic: وسط افريقيا
  • Esperanto: Centra Afriko
  • Estonian: Kesk-Aafrika
  • Finnish: Keski-Afrikka
  • French: Afrique centrale
  • Galician: África central
  • Georgian: ცენტრალური აფრიკა
  • German: Zentralafrika
  • Greek: Κεντρική Αφρική
  • Haitian: Afrik santral
  • Hausa: Afirka ta Tsakiya
  • Hebrew: מרכז אפריקה
  • Hindi: मध्य अफ़्रीका
  • Hindi: मध्य अफ्रीका
  • Hindi: मध्य अफ्री़का
  • Hungarian: Közép-Afrika
  • Icelandic: Mið-Afríka
  • Iloko: Sentral nga Aprika
  • Iloko: Tengnga nga Aprika
  • Inari Sami: Koskâ-Afrik
  • Indonesian: Afrika Tengah
  • Indonesian: Afrika bagian tengah
  • Italian: Africa centrale
  • Italian: Africa equatoriale
  • Japanese: 中部アフリカ
  • Javanese: Afrika Tengah
  • Kannada: ಮಧ್ಯ ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Oraylıq Afrika
  • Kirghiz: Борбордук Африка
  • Kongo: Afelika ya Kati
  • Korean: 중앙아불리가
  • Korean: 중앙아프리카
  • Kotava: Istefa Afrika
  • Lao: Tengnga nga Aprika
  • Latvian: Centrālā Āfrika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Africa sentral
  • Lithuanian: Centrinė Afrika
  • Luxembourgish: Zentralafrika
  • Macedonian: Централна Африка
  • Malagasy: Afrika Afovoany
  • Malay: Afrika Tengah
  • Marathi: मध्य आफ्रिका
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tiong Hui-chiu
  • Mingrelian: ცენტრალური აფრიკა
  • Mongolian: Төв Африк
  • N'Ko: ߊߝߙߌߞߌ߬ ߕߊ߲ߓߊ߲
  • N'Ko: ߝߘߊߝߌ߲߬ߠߊ߬ ߕߊ߲ߓߊ߲
  • Northern Frisian: Madelafrikoo
  • Northern Sami: Gaska-Afrihká
  • Norwegian: Sentral-Afrika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sentral-Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sentral-Afrika
  • Occitan (post 1500): Africa Centrala
  • Pampanga: Aprika Central
  • Pampanga: Central Africa
  • Panjabi: ਕੇਂਦਰੀ ਅਫ਼ਰੀਕਾ
  • Pedi: Bogare ba Afrika
  • Pedi: Bogare bja Afrika
  • Persian: مرکز آفریقا
  • Polish: Afryka Środkowa
  • Portuguese: África Central
  • Pushto: مرکزي افريقا
  • Quechua: Av.San Martin 31 - Huaura
  • Romanian: Africa Centrală
  • Russian: Центральная Африка
  • Rusyn: Середня Африка
  • Sardinian: Africa Tzentrale
  • Scottish Gaelic: Meadhan Afraga
  • Serbian: Средња Африка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Centralna Afrika
  • Serbo-Croatian: Srednja Afrika
  • Sindhi: سينٽرل آفريڪا
  • Sindhi: سينٽرل ايفريڪا
  • Sindhi: وچ آفريقا
  • Sindhi: وچ آفريڪا
  • Skolt Sami: Kõskk-Afrikk
  • Slovak: Stredná Afrika
  • Slovenian: Osrednja Afrika
  • Slovenian: Srednja Afrika
  • Somali: Badhtamaha Afrika
  • Spanish: Africa Central
  • Spanish: Jaer
  • Spanish: cho
  • Spanish: África Central
  • Swahili: Afrika ya Kati
  • Swedish: Centralafrika
  • Swiss German: Zentralafrika
  • Tagalog: Gitnang Aprika
  • Tajik: Африқои Марказӣ
  • Tamil: நடு ஆப்பிரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Үзәк Африка
  • Thai: แอฟริกากลาง
  • Tosk Albanian: Zentralafrika
  • Turkish: Orta Afrika
  • Turkmen: Merkezi Afrika
  • Ukrainian: Центральна Африка
  • Urdu: وسطی افریقا
  • Urdu: وسطی افریقہ
  • Uzbek: Ekvatorial Afrika
  • Uzbek: Markaziy Afrika
  • Uzbek: Markaziy afrika
  • Venetian: Africa sentrałe
  • Vietnamese: Trung Phi
  • Walloon: Mîtrinne Afrike
  • Waray (Philippines): Butnga nga Apriká
  • Welsh: Canolbarth Affrica
  • Western Frisian: Sintraal-Afrika
  • Western Panjabi: وسطی افریقا
  • Western Panjabi: وسطی افریقہ
  • Wolof: Diggu Afrig
  • Wu Chinese: 中部非洲
  • Yakut: Орто Африка
  • Yiddish: צענטראל-אפריקע
  • Yoruba: Àrin Áfríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 非洲中部
  • Afrika Miyanêne
  • ئەفریقای ناوەندی

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