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Central African Republic Flag


The Central African Republic’s (CAR) flag was created by Barthelemy Boganda, the country’s first president after independence. Boganda produced this stunning ensign by drawing inspiration from traditional African colors.

The Central African Republic flag has four horizontal equal stripes and a vertical red stripe flowing through the center. Blue is at the top, followed by white, green, and yellow. The color of the vertical stripe is red. On the top blue stripe to the left-hand corner of the flag, there is a yellow five-point star.

All of the colors on the flag signify ideals that are important to the country and its people. Red depicts the blood spilled by the nation’s people in order to attain independence, while blue represents the sky and freedom. Green denotes optimism and faith, while white represents peace and decency. The color yellow signifies the people’s tolerance and welcome.

Facts about the Central African Republic flag

Country The central African Republic
Designed by Barthélemy Boganda
Adopted December 1, 1958
Revision NA
Design and Colors Four equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, green, and yellow with a vertical red band in the center; a yellow five-pointed star to the hoist side of the blue band.
Size Ratio 3:5
Official Name: The Central African Republic
Flag Proportion: 3:5
Adopted on: December 1, 1958
Designed by: Barthelemy Boganda
Location: Central Africa is bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, and Cameroon
Capital City: Bangui
Major Cities: Ouaka, Ouham, Lobaye, Kemo
Area: 240,534 square miles
Population: 4,422,000
Currency: Central African Franc (CFA), Franc (XAF)
Official Languages: French, Sango
National Anthem: The Renaissance
National symbol(s): elephant
National colors: blue, white, green, yellow, red
National anthem:
Name: “Le Renaissance” (The Renaissance)
Lyrics/Music: Barthelemy BOGANDA/Herbert PEPPER