Central African Republic

[ sen-truhl af-ri-kuhn ri-puhb-lik ]
/ ˈsɛn trəl ˈæf rɪ kən rɪˈpʌb lɪk /
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a landlocked republic in central Africa, south of Chad and east of Cameroon. 238,000 sq. mi. (616,420 sq. km). Capital: Bangui.
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Formerly Cen·tral Af·ri·can Em·pire . Formerly U·ban·gi-Sha·ri [yoo-bang-gee-shahr-ee, oo-bahng-], /yuˈbæŋ giˈʃɑr i, uˈbɑŋ-/, French, Ou·ban·gi-Cha·ri [oo-bahn-gee-sha-ree] /u bɑ̃ gi ʃaˈri/ .
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Central African Republic

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: 5 166 510 (2013 est). Area: 622 577 sq km (240 376 sq miles)Former names: (until 1958) Ubangi-Shari, (1976–79) Central African Empire French name: République Centrafricaine (repyblik sɑ̃trafrikɛn)
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