Description flag of Central African Republic
four equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white green and yellow with a vertical red band in center; a yellow five-pointed star to the hoist side of the blue band
Republique Centrafricaine (long)
Ubangi-Shari, Central African Empire
Central African(s) (noun) 0 (adjective)
French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages
4,444,330 ranked 123, (data 2008)
almost the precise center of Africa. The lowest point is Oubangui River 335 m.
5,203km, Cameroon 797 km, Chad 1,197 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 467 km, Sudan 1,165 km.
14 prefectures (prefectures, singular - prefecture), 2 economic prefectures* (prefectures economiques, singular - prefecture economique), and 1 commune**; Bamingui-Bangoran, Bangui**, Basse-Kotto, Haute-Kotto, Haut-Mbomou, Kemo, Lobaye, Mambere-Kadei, Mbomou, Nana-Grebizi*, Nana-Mambere, Ombella-Mpoko, Ouaka, Ouham, Ouham-Pende, Sangha-Mbaere*, Vakaga
13 August 1960 (from France)