(CNN)Here is some information about the Central African Republic. It is a landlocked country in central Africa, bordering Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Sudan.
About the Central African Republic: (from the CIA World Factbook) Area: 622,984 sq km, slightly smaller than TexasPopulation: 5,625,118 (July 2017 est., taking into account excess mortality from AIDS)Median age: 19.6 yearsCapital: BanguiRead MoreEthnic Groups: Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M’Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%Religion: Indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%GDP (purchasing power parity): $3.186 billion (2016 est.)GDP per capita: $700 (2016 est.)Unemployment: 8% (2001 est.)Other Facts:Since gaining independence from France in 1960, many of its presidents have been ousted through unconstitutional means.Despite natural resources, including gold, timber, diamonds and uranium, the Central African Republic (CAR) is among the poorest nations in the world.CAR is a possible hideout of Joseph Kony, the brutal leader of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA).The Seleka, a coalition of rebels predominately from a Muslim region, forced President Francois Bozize from office in March 2013. CAR has since been plagued by violence between Christians and Muslims. According to the UN Refugee Agency, as of September 2017, there are 600,000 internally displaced persons, and 500,000 refugees outside the country. Timeline: