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Demographics of Central African Republic

The total population of Central African Republic is 4,737,423 people. People in Central African Republic speak the French, and Sango languages. The linguistic diversity of Central African Republic is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Central African Republic is 0.8334. The median age is approximately 19.4 years. Life expectancy in Central African Republic is 51. The female fertility rate in Central African Republic is 6.2. Around 4% of the population of Central African Republic are obese. The ethnic diversity is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Central African Republic is 0.8295. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in Central African Republic see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.

Population

In Central African Republic, the population density is 7.42 people per square kilometer (19 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be very sparsely. The total population of Central African Republic is 4,737,423 people. Central African Republic has approximately 134,237 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in Central African Republic represent 0.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in Central African Republic represent 2.9 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of Central African Republic is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in Central African Republic is 0.8295. This means that there is a very high number of unique ethnic groups in Central African Republic. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of Central African Republic on median age and gender distribution at various ages.

Age

The median age is approximately 19.4 years. The median age for men is 19.1, while the median age for women is 19.8.

Gender

The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.03. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.01; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 0.98; sex ratio over 64 - 0.67; total sex ratio - 0.98. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.

Religion

The majority religion of Central African Republic is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 89.5% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are several other religions present within the country. Other religions in Central African Republic are Islam, folk religions. The religious diversity of Central African Republic is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in Central African Republic. The index of religious fractionalization in Central African Republic is 0.7916. This score means that several major religions within Central African Republic co-exist with one another and with some minor beliefs.

General development

Central African Republic is considered to be a developing nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developing nation, Central African Republic may not be able to offer consistent social services to its citizens. These social services may include things like public education, reliable healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developing nations may have lower life expectancies than citizens of developed nations. In Central African Republic, 3 in every 100 people use internet. Central African Republic has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.341. Central African Republic has a lower medium HDI score. This indicates that the majority of citizens will struggle to attain a desirable life due to flawed economic and social systems.

Language

People in Central African Republic speak the French, and Sango languages. The linguistic diversity of Central African Republic is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in Central African Republic. The index of linguistic fractionalization in Central African Republic is 0.8334. This means that several major languages within Central African Republic co-exist together. There are several additional minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.