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Central African Republic

noun
a republic in central Africa: a member of the French community. 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km). Capital: Bangui.
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Central African Republic
 
n
Ubangi-Shari, Former names: Central African Empire, French name: République Centrafricaine a landlocked country of central Africa: joined with Chad as a territory of French Equatorial Africa in 1910; became an independent republic in 1960; a parliamentary monarchy (1976--79); consists of a huge plateau, mostly savanna, with dense forests in the south; drained chiefly by the Shari and Ubangi Rivers. Official language: French; Sango is the national language. Religion: Christian and animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Bangui. Pop: 3 912 000 (2004 est). Area: 622 577 sq km (240 376 sq miles)

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