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(Not to be confused with Banjul.)(For other uses, see Bangui (disambiguation).) Bangui (French pronunciation: ​[bɑ̃ɡi]), or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. As of 2012 it had an estimated population of 734,350. It was established as a French outpost in 1889 and named after its location on the northern bank of the Ubangi River (French: Oubangui); the Ubangi itself was named from the Bobangi word for the "rapids" located beside the settlement, which marked the end of navigable water north from Brazzaville. The majority of the population of the Central African Republic lives in the western parts of the country, in Bangui and the surrounding area. The city forms an autonomous commune (commune autonome) of the Central African Republic which is surrounded by the Ombella-M'Poko prefecture. With an area of 67 square kilometres (26 sq mi), the commune is the smallest high-level administrative division in the country, but the highest in terms of population. The city consists of eight urban districts (arrondissements), 16 groups (groupements) and 205 neighbourhoods (quartiers). As the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui acts as an administrative, trade, and commercial centre. It is served by the Bangui M'Poko International Airport. The National Assembly, government buildings, banks, foreign enterprises and embassies, hospitals, hotels, main markets and the Ngaragba Central Prison are all located here. Bangui manufactures textiles, food products, beer, shoes and soap. Its Notre-Dame Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui. The city is also home to the University of Bangui, inaugurated in 1970. Bangui has been the scene of intense rebel activity and destruction during decades of political upheaval, including the current rebellion. As a result of political unrest, the city was named in 1996 as one of the most dangerous in the world.

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Facts and Stats for Bangui*

  • Bangui: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bangui for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bangui.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.67 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 66.67 (High)
    • Drug offense 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 66.67 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Bangui - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 25 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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