Bambari Is the third largest city in the Central African Republic, lying on the Ouaka River. It is an important market town and is also home to an airport. In 2012, it had a population of 41,000 people.

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Map of Bambari

Bambari is notable for the large deposits of iron ore that have been discovered nearby. However, the lack of sophisticated transport infrastructure in the area means that the ore is yet to be mined at all.

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March is usually the hottest month with an average temperature of 27.3°C and July the coolest month with an average temperature of 24.1°C. The rainy season lasts 7 months around the summer solstice from April to October.

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  • 1 Bambari Airport (BBY IATA).

Bangui is around a 380 km (240 mi) drive road from the capital Bangui along the avenue de l'independence.

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  • 1 Cathedral of St. Joseph. The most impressive looking church in Bambari with a modern architectural design.

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  • 1 Central Market (Marché Central), +236 72 72 66 07. Daily 08:00-16:00. The town's largest and most varied market. Known for its coffee.

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  • 1 Restaurant Chez Chantou. Casual dining. One of the cleanest restaurants you will find in town.

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  • 1 L'hôpital régional universitaire de Bambari (regional university hospital of Bambari). It serves three prefectures in the area.

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The town of Ippy is not far and close to the geographic centre of the country.


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