Following the Albania map, this time I went to Africa to create a Central African Republic map. Central African Republic, as its name suggests, is a country located in the center of Africa, between South Sudan, Chad, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The territory of the Central African Republic is not so small that it ranks 42nd in the world and has a population of 4.82 million, ranking 124th in the world. The GDP, which shows the economic situation, is 2.2 billion dollars, which is so bad that it ranks 157th in the world.
The GDP per capita, which shows the actual economic situation of the people, was $400 as of 2017, one of the poorest among African countries. If you look at imports and exports, you can see this situation. Exports are $100 million, while imports are $300 million, and it can be said that most industrial products depend on imports.
The main reason for this economic situation can be said to be a long ongoing civil war caused by political unrest. This is because long-term dictatorships and military coups are taking place repeatedly, and the government is not doing its job properly.
With the outbreak of the civil war, we still don’t expect the growth of insufficient infrastructure, but if the politics is stable, there is a possibility of development based on it because it is a place where diamonds are huge.
Looking at the industrial structure of the Central African Republic, the diamond industry is the highest at 57%, followed by the wood industry. Religion was influenced by France, which was a dominant country, with Christianity reaching 80%, Islam 10%, and indigenous religions 10%.
The official language is also French and Sango, with French influence. To this extent, I can learn about the Central African Republic and explain the map that I made. The program I used was an illustrator, and I used Photoshop to add color.
Not only one type of map was created, but three types of color maps, basic maps, and outline maps were made so that they can be used for various purposes.
1. Central African Republic Map
This is a Central African Republic map created this time. The Central African Republic is made up of 14 states, 2 economic states and 1 autonomous county, and it was not difficult to work because the region was large.
It is not difficult to distinguish the 14 states, but it is difficult to find where economic and autonomous prefectures are, so let me tell you that economical stocks are Nana Gravage and Sanga Mbaere.
Region names are displayed in Korean and English referring to Wikipedia. Neighboring countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Chad, and Cameroon, can be complex and have no borders.
Since it was produced in A3 size, it will not break even if you print it and view it or enlarge it with a graphic program such as Photoshop. And it contains color, so it would be great to use as an attachment to your blog or site.
2. Basic Map
The maps introduced at the beginning are colored, so they are good for distinguishing regions, but when printed, the text may be difficult to see depending on the quality. So, this is a Central African Republic map with the colors removed for regional division.
I like a lot of colored maps, but like me, I like the white map shown above because it’s hard to see if there’s a color. The reason is that the letters look better and the color makes the eyes less uncomfortable.
The map above can be used for viewing as it is, but if you use a graphic program such as Photoshop, you can make it easier to mark a specific area in the color you want and use it to add additional information.
3. Contour map
The last Central African Republic map is only outlined with all text and colors removed. Even with the basic map introduced above, you can create a map with your own information using a graphic program such as Photoshop, but there may be inconveniences that need to be removed.
So, if you use a map with only outlines with all elements removed, you will be able to work comfortably from color to adding information. I checked all the breaks of the lines, and since I worked with an illustrator, the lines will not break even if I enlarge them.
I made maps mainly in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, but most of the major countries made it, so I moved to Africa and I was working on the map. There were some places where we had to do more work.
So, we are making a map by looking for the latest information as much as possible, but if the regional division is not up to date, please leave a comment and we will correct the wrong part and update it.
I made three Central African Republic map, but it is a place that does not travel well, so if you use it to organize country information or historical events, you will be able to provide better information.
All can be downloaded for free, and since we made maps of various countries besides the Central African Republic map, please refer to the map category above to download what you need.
※ You can download the map by going to [Google Drive] and clicking the download button at the top right.