Place:Bimbo, Ombella-M'Poko, Central African Republic


Coordinates4.25°N 18.55°E
Located inOmbella-M'Poko, Central African Republic
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Bimbo (also, Bimo) is the capital of Ombella-M'poko, one of the 14 prefectures of the Central African Republic, and is located by road southwest of the centre of the capital, Bangui. The country's second-largest city, Bimbo had a population of 124,176 as of the 2003 census; and a calculated 2013 population of 267,859.

Bimbo is the site of the country's only sex-segregated women's prison, Bimbo Central Prison. The prison was built in 1980 to hold 200 prisoners, although as of 2005 it only held 44, most of whom were pretrial detainees.

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