Flag of Central African Republic

Flag of Central African Republic

The flag of the Central African Republic has been adopted in 1958 and it was designed by president of the Oubangui-Chari province Barthelemy Boganda, a big advocate of partnership with France. The flag consists in total of five stripes, four of which are horizontal and one is vertical. Red, white and blue stripes refer to the colonial past of the country and pan-African colors red, yellow and green refer to solidarity with the other African nations. The red vertical bar that connects the other stripes should commemorate bloodshed during various struggles for freedom. Moreover, at the top of the left part of the flag, a yellow five-pointed star - a symbol of African unity, progress and tolerance, is placed.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Yaoundé 20,386,799 475,442 km2
Flag of Chad Chad N'Djamena 12,825,000 1,284,000 km2
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 67,514,000 2,344,860 km2
Flag of Republic of the Congo The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 4,448,000 342,000 km2
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Juba 10,625,176 644,329 km2
Flag of Sudan Sudan Khartoum 37,964,000 2,505,810 km2

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Main information

Country
Central African Republic
Capital city
Bangui
Population
4,616,000 (2013)
Total area
622,984 km2
Formation
13. 8. 1960
Highest point
Mont Ngaoui (1,420 m)
GDP
$ 851 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
central african cfa franc (XAF)
Code
CF (CAF)
Calling code
+236
Internet TLD
.cf

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Středoafrická republika (Bangui)
English
Central African Republic (Bangui)
German
Zentralafrikanische Republik (Bangui)
French
Centrafrique (Bangui)
Italian
Repubblica Centrafricana (Bangui)
Spanish
República Centroafricana (Bangui)
Russian
ЦАР (Банги)
Slovak
Stredoafrická republika (Bangui)
Polish
Republika Środkowoafrykańska (Bangi)
Portuguese
República Centro-Africana (Bangui)
Chinese
中非共和國 (班吉)
Japanese
中央アフリカ共和国 (バンギ)
Turkish
Orta Afrika Cumhuriyeti (Bangui)
Norwegian
Den sentralafrikanske republikk (Bangui)
Swedish
Centralafrikanska republiken (Bangui)
Hungarian
Közép-afrikai Köztársaság (Bangui)
Dutch
Centraal-Afrikaanse Republiek (Bangui)
Danish
Centralafrikanske Republik (Bangui)
Finnish
Keski-Afrikan tasavalta (Bangui)
Hebrew
הרפובליקה המרכז-אפריקאית (בנגי)

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