Central African Republic

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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR, French: Republique Centrafricaine or Centrafrique) is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It borders Chad in the north, Sudan in the east, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south, and Cameroon in the west. Most of the CAR consists of Sudano-Guinean savannas but it also includes a Sahelo-Sudanese zone in the north and an equatorial forest zone in the south. Two thirds of the country lie in the basins of the Ubangi river, which flows south into the Congo River, while the remaining third lies in the basin of the Shari river, which flows north into Lake Chad. Since most of the territory is located in the Ubangi and Shari river basins, the French called the colony it carved out in this region Ubangi-Shari, or Oubangui-Chari in French. This French colony of Ubangi-Shari became a semi-autonomous territory of the French Community in 1958 and then an independent nation on 13 August 1960. For over three decades since independence the CAR was ruled by presidents who were not chosen in truly democratic elections or who took power by force. Local discontent was eventually reinforced by international pressure, following the end of the Cold War. The first fair democratic elections were held in 1993 with resources provided by the country's donors and help from the UN Office for Electoral Affairs. They brought Ange-Felix Patasse to power, but President Patasse lost popular support and was overthrown by General Fran¨ois Bozize in 2003. General Bozize won a democratic election in May 2005 and remains in power today. The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world and among the ten poorest countries in Africa.

Country:
Central African Republic
Alternative Name:
Formerly known as Ubangi-Shari
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
September 20, 1960
Date of Independence:
August 13, 1960 (from France)
UN Mission Website:

http://www.un.org/

Government Website:

http://www.rca-gouv.com/etoile.html

UN Mission E-mail:

caf@un.int

Wikipedia Entry:
Central African Republic
CIA Factbook Entry:
Central African Republic
UN CyberschoolBus:
Central African Republic
Google News Search:
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Central African Republic Maps and Flags


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Color Cutout Size Flag

Central African Republic Color Flag (Cutout Size)  120.7 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

Central African Republic Color Flag (Letter Size) 247.1 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

Central African Republic Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 181.5 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

Central African Republic Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 255.5 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

Central African Republic Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 144 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

Central African Republic Outline Flag (Letter Size) 230.1 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

Central African Republic Microsoft PowerPoint 460 KB

This Microsoft PowerPoint file includes full color maps and flags. Contents can be immediately used in onscreen presentations, or cut and pasted into other PowerPoint documents.

Word

Central African Republic Microsoft Word 468 KB

This Microsoft Word file includes full color maps and flags and can be scaled to print on large format printers, or cut and pasted into other Word documents.

Zip Archive

Central African Republic Zip Archive 4 MB

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Color Letter Map

Central African Republic Color Map (Letter Size) 1446.7 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color map is required. Printed map measures approximately10" wide.

Outline Letter Map

Central African Republic Outline Map (Letter Size) 644.1 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline map that students can research and fill in is required. Students or users can color in their own map. Printed map measures approximately 10" wide.

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