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Central African Republic's Information

Flag of Central African Republic
Land Area 622,984 km2
Total Area 622,984km2 (#44)
Population 5,507,257 (#116)
Population Density 8.84/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.21 Billion
GDP Per Capita $700
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities
Central African Republic Flag:
Flag of Central African Republic

The Central Africa Republic flag was officially adopted on December 1, 1958.

The red stripe is said to represent the blood of humanity and symbolizes the respect that Europeans and Africans have for each other. The yellow star of independence symbolizes a bright future. Red, white and blue are taken from the French Tricolore, and red, yellow and green are the Pan-African colors.

Larger Central African Republic flag

Central African Republic Coat of Arms:
Flag of Central African Republic

The Central African Republic coat of arms is composed of a shield supported by two flags. The elephant and baobab tree within the shield are symbolic of nature and represent the backbone of the country, the hand in the bottom right is a symbol of the MESAN party, the three diamonds in the bottom left are symbols of the mineral resources of the country, and the golden star centered, above a map of Africa represents the country's position on the continent.

A golden sun rises above the shield, and a medal rests underneath.

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