Flag of the Central African Republic (GIF)

The national flag of the Central African Republic (Sango: bendêre tî Bêafrîka; French: Drapeau de la République centrafricaine) consists of four horizontal stripes of blue, white, green, and yellow, with a vertical red stripe and a yellow five-pointed star in the upper left corner. The blue and white colors symbolize the French influence on the nation, while the green and yellow represent Africa and its lush natural resources. The red vertical stripe connects them both in unity, emphasizing the mutual respect that these cultures should hold for one another. The yellow star serves as a powerful representation of the country's hard-fought independence and its aspirations for a bright and prosperous future. Together, the flag's design and symbolism encapsulate the nation's history, unity, and hopes for a harmonious and prosperous future.

Adopted:December 1, 1958
Designed by:Barthélemy Boganda
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇨🇫

The coat of arms of the Central African Republic is comprised of a shield at the center, flanked by two flags, and topped by a rising sun. The motto "ZO KWE ZO" in Sango at the top, meaning "A man is a man" or "All people are people," reflects the nation's commitment to equality and human dignity. The prominent depiction of an elephant and a baobab tree represents the rich natural heritage and the enduring strength of the nation. Additionally, the gold star positioned on a map of Africa signifies the Central African Republic's geographic importance. The hand in the bottom right quarter signifies the historical dominance of the MESAN party, while the three diamonds in the bottom left quarter symbolize the country's valuable mineral resources. Lastly, the presence of the medal underneath the shield represents the prestigious Order of Central African Merit, signifying honor and excellence within the nation. Together, these elements within the coat of arms embody the country's natural wealth, political history, and commitment to unity and meritocracy.

The Central African Republic flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. Its capital is Bangui, and its population is about 4.92 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan.

The waving flag of the Central African Republic with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Bangui
Other major cities:Bimbo,
Official languages:French,
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:33% Baya,
27% Banda,
13% Mandjia,
10% Sara,
7% Mboum,
10% Others
Religions:80.3% Christian,
10% Muslim,
4.5% other religious groups,
5.5% no religious beliefs
Nationality name:Central African
Area:622,984 km²
(240,535 sq mi)
Population:4.92 million (2021)
Country codes:CF, CAF (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.cf
Calling code:+236

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of the Central African Republic (French: Drapeau et armoiries de la République centrafricaine), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_the_Central_African_Republic

No comments:

Popular Flags (last 30 days)