Central African Republic

a country in central equatorial Africa, bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon; a territory within French Equatorial Africa before independence as a republic in 1960; from 1976–79 a kingdom under emperor Bokassa I. 622 984 km2. Languages: Sango and French. Currency: CFA franc. Capital: Bangui. Formerly (before 1958), Ubangi-Shari; (1976–79), Central African Empire.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Central African Republic — a republic in central Africa: a member of the French Community. 3,342,051; 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km). Cap.: Bangui. Formerly, Central African Empire, Ubangi Shari. * * * Central African Republic Introduction Central African Republic… …   Universalium

  • Central African Republic — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Central African Republic <p></p> Background: <p></p> The former French colony of Ubangi Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After… …   The World Factbook

  • Central African Republic — noun a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960 • Syn: ↑Central Africa • Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Central African Republic — noun Country in Central Africa. Official name: Central African Republic …   Wiktionary

  • Central African Republic — or 1976 79 Central African Empire or earlier Ubangi Shari geographical name republic N central Africa capital Bangui area 240,376 square miles (624,978 square kilometers), population 2,998,000 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Central African Republic — Cen′tral Af′rican Repub′lic n. geg a republic in central Africa: a member of the French Community. 3,444,951; 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km) Cap.: Bangui Formerly, Central African Empire Ubangi Shari …   From formal English to slang

  • Central African Republic — Central Af|ri|can Re|pub|lic, the a country in central Africa. Population: 3,577,000 (2001). Capital: Bangui …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Central African Republic — republic, CEN. Africa; 240,324 sq. mi.; pop. 2,875,000; cap. Bangui …   Webster's Gazetteer

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