People at a local school in Bangui, the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. *Photo from Wikipedia
August 13 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Central African Republic (CAR) from France in 1960.
The country’s current borders were established by France, which ruled the country as a colony starting in the late 19th century. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Central African Republic was ruled by a series of autocratic leaders.
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west.