CentralAfrican Republic

Cen·tral African Republic (sĕnʹtrəl)
A country of central Africa. Part of French Equatorial Africa after the 1890s, it became independent in 1960. In 1966 Col. Jean-Bédel Bokassa overthrew the government and later declared himself emperor, and from 1976 to 1979 the country was called the Central African Empire. Following further political instability in the 1980s, a civilian government was restored in 1993. Bangui is the capital and the largest city. Population: 2,395,000.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.