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A landlocked country bordered by Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan, the Central African Republic covers 240,534 square miles, which means it’s the 45th largest area in the world. With so much ground to cover, it is one of the least-developed countries in the world and has been unstable for many years. Since gaining independence from France in 1960 it has been politically unstable, and this is a big reason why the economy continues to be a poor state. While growth is slow, the gold and diamond mining industry is huge. The country’s agricultural background and rural workforce means that they export plenty of items like timber, cotton, coffee and tobacco. The 3,422 miles between the UK and CAR means that finding cheap postage to Central African Republic isn’t the simplest of tasks and the instability there means that tourism to see the natural beauty and stunning wildlife is small.
The largest city of Bangui is the capital of CAR and home to around 800,000 of the 4.7 million population. Other notable places in the country include Bimbo, Mbaïki, Berbérati, Kaga-Bandoro, Bozoum, Carnot, Sibut and Bambari. Delivery services in Central African Republic rely on Bangui-Mpoko International Airport for all goods coming into the country although there are more than 50 domestic airports around the country. Once in the country, there are no railways to use but with around 15,000 miles of roads and highways, major highways are available to connect all major towns and cities. Postcodes aren’t used in CAR.
Courier costs to Central African Republic are in line with other countries on the continent when you compare them on My Parcel Delivery. With prices starting at just £29.05 including VAT for a 3-5 day service and local Hermes drop off with the MPD International Drop-Off option. Alternatively, send something up to 150cm in length and 30kg in weight to the country on a 2-day service with UPS collection for as little as £33.21 including VAT using the MPD International Export service. [Prices correct as of 03/09/2015]