Freedom of religion in the Central African Republic
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The country has an area of approximately 242,000 square miles (630,000 km2) and a population of 4,369,000. According to a 2005 census report,
In general, immigrants and foreign nationals in the country who practice a particular religion characterize themselves as Catholic, Protestant, or Muslim.
There were many foreign missionary groups operating in the country. Many missionaries who left the country due to fighting between rebel and government forces in 2002 and 2003 returned to the country and resumed their activities.