Central African Republic – 500 Francs – Year 1987

Central African Republic – 5/100 Francs Banknote – Year 1987 – Face and Back
Republic of central africa 500 Francs banknote front featuring wood carvings statue and vase
Central African Republic

Our banknote features wood carvings and a wood carver.

Republic of central africa 500 francs banknote back featuring wood carver
Central African Republic

The Republic of Central Africa.

The territory is beautiful.  Modern exploratory research indicates it is rich in natural resources below the ground in addition to its large swaths or arable land.

Its history is ancient with evidence of inhabitants dating back 10 millenia at least.

The landlocked country was ultimately penetrated by the Atlantic slave trade as was so much of West Central Africa.

France colonized the region about 150 years ago and the boundaries by which it is now known then began to take shape.

Independence was gained from France in 1960 and its present boundaries set.

The Central African Republic is among the very poorest of our world. The following measures were taken in the last half of the 2nd decade of the 21st century by various international agencies.  The Central African Republic rates:

  1. the lowest GDP per capita at purchasing power parity in the world as of 2017.
  2. the country had the lowest level of human development, ranking 188th out of 188 countries.
  3. It is also estimated to be the unhealthiest country
  4. It is the worst country in which to be young.

What shall we do?  Today?