Centrafrican Empire

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Empire Centrafricain
Centrafrican Empire
Centrafrican flag.gif
Official French
Other Local languages
Capital Bangui
Important Cities Berberati
Emperor Bokassa II (Robert)
Government typeDictatorship
Official religionAnimist
Other religions Catholicism, Islam
Population 13 million
Independence 15 August 1960 (from France)
Popular sportsFootball

Former French colony of Ubangi-Chari, part of French Central Africa. (Borders roughly as those *here* of Central African Republic).

After the colony gained independence on 15 August 1960 as the Centrafrican Republic, David Dacko was elected president. Dacko was overthrown in 1966 by the commander-in-chief of the army, Jean-B├ędel Bokassa. In 1972, Bokassa was declared president-for-life, and in 1977 he was crowned emperor, in a ceremony that used up a quarter of the country's GNP.

In 1979, there was a failed coup attempt.

Bokassa died in 1996, and was succeeded to the throne by his son, Robert.

The Centrafrican Empire's neighbors are Upper Nigervolta, Egypt, Kamerun, Mongo-Kongo, Azande Chiefdoms

Air Force Roundel of the Centrafrican Empire
Flag of the Centrafrican Republic, 15 August 1960 to 1977
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