Central African Republic BASIC INFOMATION
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Central African Republic Introduction
Central Africa covers an area of 622,000 square kilometers. It is a landlocked country located in the center of the African continent. It borders Sudan to the east, Congo (Brazzaville) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the south, Cameroon to the west, and Chad to the north. There are many hills in the territory, most of which are plateaus with an altitude of 700-1000 meters. The plateaus can be roughly divided into the Bongos Plateau in the east, the Indo-German Plateau in the west, and the ridged highlands in the middle. The north has a tropical grassland climate, and the south has a tropical rain forest climate.
Central Africa, called the Central African Republic in full, covers an area of 622,000 square kilometers. The population is approximately 4 million (2006). There are 32 large and small tribes in the country, mainly including Baya, Banda, Sango and Manjia. The official language is French, and Sango is commonly used. Residents believe in primitive religions accounted for 60%, Catholicism accounted for 20%, Protestant Christianity accounted for 15%, and Islam accounted for 5%.
Central Africa is a landlocked country located in the center of the African continent. East borders with Sudan. It borders the Congo (Brazzaville) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, Cameroon to the west, and Chad to the north. There are many hills in the territory, most of which are plateaus with an altitude of 700-1000 meters. The plateau can be roughly divided into the Bongos Plateau in the east; the Indian-German Plateau in the west; and the ridged highlands in the middle, with many constricted mouths, which are the main roads of north-south traffic. The Njaya Mountain on the northeast border is 1,388 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. The Ubangi River is the largest river in the territory, in addition to the Shali River. The north has a tropical grassland climate, and the south has a tropical rain forest climate.
In the 9th-16th centuries AD, three tribal kingdoms, namely Bangasu, Rafai, and Zimio appeared successively. The slave trade in the 16th and 18th centuries greatly reduced the local population. Invaded by France in 1885, it became a French colony in 1891. In 1910, it was classified as one of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa and was called Ubangisari. It became a French overseas territory in 1946. At the beginning of 1957, it became a "semi-autonomous republic" and on December 1, 1958, it became an "autonomous republic" within the French Community and was named the Central African Republic. Independence was declared on August 13, 1960, and he remained in the French Community with David Dakko as president. In January 1966, Army Chief of Staff Bokassa launched a coup and became president. In 1976 Bokassa revised the constitution, abolished the republic and established an empire. He was officially crowned in 1977 and was called Bokassa I. A coup took place on September 20, 1979, Bokassa was overthrown, the monarchy was abolished, and the republic was restored. On September 1, 1981, Andre Kolimba, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, announced that the army would take over power. Kolimba was appointed Chairman of the National Military Commission for Reconstruction, Head of State and Head of Government. On September 21, 1985, Kolimba announced the dissolution of the Military Commission, the establishment of a new government, and his own president. A referendum was held on November 21, 1986, and Kolimba was formally elected as the President of the Republic. On December 8, the section announced the establishment of the first democratically elected government, realizing the transition from a military regime to a democratically elected government. In February 1987, Kolimba established the "China-Africa Democratic Alliance" as a single political party; in July, Central Africa held legislative elections and restored the parliamentary system that had been suspended for 22 years.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 5:3. The flag surface consists of four parallel and equal horizontal rectangles and one vertical rectangle. The horizontal rectangle is blue, white, green, and yellow from top to bottom, and the red vertical rectangle divides the flag surface into two equal parts. There is a yellow five-pointed star in the upper left corner of the flag. Blue, white, and red are the same colors as the French national flag, which represents the historical relationship between China and France and also symbolizes peace and sacrifice; green symbolizes forests; yellow symbolizes tropical grasslands and deserts. The five-pointed star is a brilliant star that guides the people of China and Africa towards the future.
The Central African Republic was declared by the United Nations as one of the least developed countries in the world. Its economy is dominated by agriculture, and its industrial foundation is weak. More than 80% of industrial products Rely on imports. There are many rivers, abundant water resources, and fertile soil. The cultivated area of the country is 6 million hectares, and the agricultural population accounts for 85 percent of the total population. The grain is mainly cassava, corn, sorghum and rice. Cotton, coffee, diamonds and Kimura are the four pillars of the Central African economy. The southern Congo Basin is covered with large forests, rich in precious wood. The main mineral resources are diamonds (400,000 carats produced in 1975), which accounted for 37% of the total export value. Diamonds, coffee and cotton are the main export commodities. The tourist attraction is Manovo-Gonda-St. Floris National Park. The importance of this park depends on its large number of flora and fauna.
An interesting fact: Central Africans maintain the belief in totems. Every family worships an animal as a symbol of strength and cannot be killed or eaten. Central Africans cannot shake hands with women in black mourning clothes, they can only verbally greet or nod their heads.