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Bangui developed around a military post established by the French in 1889-90. It was the administrative center for the French territory of Ubangi-Chari and continued as the national capital when the country achieved independence as the Central African Republic in 1960.
Bangui is the republic's chief port and its leading administrative, economic, and educational center. It has the only university of the country.
With its broad avenues, the beautiful hills and the river, Bangui certainly has some charm. Around the central market and the avenue Boganda there are always things going on. The centre of town is the place the la republique, where you find the Roman style triumphal arch of former emperor Bokassa.
For nightlife head out 5 kilometer on Avenue Boganda until it intersects with Avenue Koudougou. You are in 'km5' as the locals call it: cheap restaurants, accommodation and nightclubs. The area may be somewhat unsafe, especially at night.