Ombella-M'Poko is one of the 16 prefectures of the Central African Republic.[1][2] Its capital is Bimbo. One important tourist attraction is the Falls of Baoli; however, due to the Baoli dam, the falls only carry water on the weekends.

Ombella-M'Poko, prefecture of Central African Republic
Ombella-M'Poko, prefecture of Central African Republic
Sub-prefectures of Ombella-M'Poko
Sub-prefectures of Ombella-M'Poko
CountryCentral African Republic
 • Total31,835 km2 (12,292 sq mi)
 (2003 census)
 • Total356,725
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)


The prefecture lies in the southwestern part of the country and borders the prefectures of Ouham to the north; Lobaye to the south; Ouham-Pendé, Nana-Mambéré, and Mambéré-Kadéï to the west; and Kémo, as well as the independent city of Bangui and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east.

Lake Manuela is also located in this region.


  1. ^ "Population Prefecture". Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Central African Republic Prefectures". Retrieved 2 February 2012.

Coordinates: 5°0′N 18°0′E / 5.000°N 18.000°E / 5.000; 18.000