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Flag Of The Central African Republic – A Symbol of Peace And Hope

The national flag of the Central African Republic was applied on 1st December, 1958. Its designed was finalized by the famous designer Barthélemy Boganda, the first President of the independent area of Oubangui-Chari, who had a belief that “France and Africa must goal together.” Therefore, he mixed the red, white and blue of the French tri-color and the Pan-African colors red, green and yellow for its final flag.

According to its formal information, red represents the blood of the people of the country that were shed to get freedom, and the blood that they would spill to protect their country. Blue symbolizes the sky and independence. White symbolizes serenity, and pride. Green symbolizes hope, and faith. Yellow symbolizes patience.

There are four equivalent horizontal strips. The top strip is blue in color, then a white color, then green color, and finally a yellow color.

The flag colors of this France speaking country are a mixture of the France and Pan-African color with the red, white, and red from the France tricolor and the red, yellow and green from the Pan-African color.

The red straight red stripe on the flag of Central Africa Republic is synonymous with the red blood significance that Africans and European people have to respect each other. The yellow star of freedom represents a good chance. The flag is a ratio of the flag is 2:3.

The Presidential flag of Central Africa Republic is an almost square flag with a gold edge on the three free sides. The airplane marks of its Air Force are a roundel which starts with a red strip with the yellow star enforced upon it. Then there are three external strips of white, green and yellow.

The green strip is a bit smaller than the yellow or white strip. In 1976 a new flag was suggested that had only green, yellow, and white color.


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