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Bangui

(bäng-gē`), city (1994 est. pop. 560,000), capital of the Central African Republic, a port on the Ubangi River, near the Congo (Kinshasa) border. Bangui is an administrative, trade, and communications center. Its manufactures include textiles, food products, beer, shoes, and soap. Bangui's port handles most of the country's international trade; the chief exports are cotton, timber, coffee, and sisal. Bangui is at the hub of the nation's road network. The city was founded in 1889. The Univ. of Bangui is located here.

Bangui

 

capital of the Central African Republic, on the right bank of the Ubangi River (a tributary of the Congo). Population, 150,000 (1966).

Bangui grew from a small military post established by the French in the 1890’s. Since 1960 it has been the capital of the Central African Republic. Bangui is a highway junction and a large river port, through which passes almost all the foreign trade freight turnover of the republic and about one-third of the import and export goods of the nation of Chad. There is an airport; footwear, tobacco, and clothing factories; a cotton combine; bicycle and motorcycle assembly plants; an aluminum products plant; and food products, sawmill, and soap enterprises. There is a thermal electric plant. A textile factory and a hydroelectric power plant are located near Bangui. The modern buildings in the central part of the city include government institutions, hotels, stores, restaurants, and apartment buildings. Nearby are trade and industrial areas, and in the suburbs there are huts of the local type.

Bangui

the capital of the Central African Republic, in the south part, on the Ubangi River. Pop.: 732 000 (2005 est.)
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