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GHANA-GUINEA (Accra)  De facto Independent United States of West Africa Federation : GHANA-GUINEA Union : Kwame Nkrumah
CENTRAL-AFRICAN (Bangui)  De facto Semi-Independent Autonomous Central African Republic : CAR : Abel Goumba
RHODESIA AND NYASALAND (Salisbury + Zomba)  De facto Semi-Independent Federation of RHODESIA AND NYASALAND : Central African Federation : Queen Elizabeth II
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA (Brazzaville)  De facto Semi-Independent FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA Federation : Barthelemy Boganda
SOUTH AFRICA (Pretoria + Cape Town)  UNO Member Union of SOUTH AFRICA : Queen Elizabeth II

Other Entities with similar names

(Bangui) - (Paris) - (Brazzaville) -

Autonomous Central African Republic : CAR

Flag or logo since 1958-12-01
République autonome CENTRAFRICAINE (fr) De facto Semi-Independent
Emblem or Symbol

Abel Goumba
(ruler of CENTRAL-AFRICAN since 1958-12-01)

President Rene Coty
(ruler of FRANCE since 1954-01-16)

Barthelemy Boganda
(ruler of FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA since 1958-11-28)
Capital:Bangui - (Bangui)
Official languages: French (fr) .



10 Mainland Divisions:

KEMO-GRIBINGUI KEMO-GRIBINGUI Region  (Fort Sibut)Local: Région de KÉMO-GRIBINGUI (fr)  (Fort-Sibut)
LOBAYE LOBAYE Region  (Mbaiki)Local: Région de la LOBAYE (fr)  (Mbaïki)
LOWER KOTTO LOWER KOTTO Region  (Mobaye)Local: Région de la BASSE-KOTTO (fr)  (Mobaye)
MBOMU MBOMU Region  (Bangassou)Local: Région du M''BOMOU (fr)  (Bangassou)
OMBELLA-MPOKO OMBELLA-MPOKO Region  (Bangui)Local: Région d''OMBELLA-M''POKO (fr)  (Bangui)
OUHAM OUHAM Region  (Bossangoa)Local: Région de l''OUHAM (fr)  (Bossangoa)
OUHAM-PENDE OUHAM-PENDE Region  (Bozum)Local: Région de l''OUHAM-PENDÉ (fr)  (Bozoum)
UPPER KOTTO UPPER KOTTO Region  (Bria)Local: Région de la HAUTE-KOTTO (fr)  (Bria)
UPPER SANGHA UPPER SANGHA Region  (Berberati)Local: Région de la HAUTE-SANGHA (fr)  (Berbérati)
WAKA WAKA Region  (Bambari)Local: Région de OUAKA (fr)  (Bambari)

3 Territories:

BIRAO BIRAO Autonomous District  (Birao)Local: District autonome de BIRAO (fr)  (Birao)
NDELE NDELE Autonomous District  (Ndele)Local: District autonome de N''DÉLÉ (fr)  (N''Délé)
ZANDE ZANDE Autonomous District  (Obo)Local: District autonome ZENDÉ (fr)  (Obo)


   w.ethnia.org aims to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organisations that have existed during the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 Main Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   * Rulers.org, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 Printed References

   * Atlas des empires, by Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * Les langues du monde, by Meillet & Cohen, ed. Revue des Études Anciennes (FR). For languages of the world.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of Ethnia.org website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

   * and others that are added according to the consulted entity.

 Codes of drawings' authors

Abbott Stephen, SAB (US). Baert Roger, RBA (BE). Berry Bruce, BBE (ZA). Bezh Sergiy, SBE (UA). Darras Philippe-Pierre, PPD (FR). De Vries Hubert, HDV (NL). Dignan James, JDI (NZ). Dixon Jonathan, JDX (AU). Dubois Gaël, GDU (FR). Fischer Jan-Patrick, JPF (DE). Flicher André, AFL (FR). Gross Pascal, PGR (FR). Harden Zachary, ZHA (US). Hardy Alan, AHA (US). Heimer Zeljlko, ZHE (HR). Horváth Zoltán, ZHO (HU). Jovanovic Milan, MJO (RS). Kariyasu Nozomi, NKA (JP). Kelly Ralph, RKE (AU). Kretowicz Chrystian, CKR (PL). Lê Thanh-Tâm, TTL (FR). Loeser Pete, PLO (US). Maddish Christopher, CMA (US). Martins-Tuválkin António, AMT (PT). Martucci Dave, DMA (US). Ollé Casals Jaume, JOC (ES). Paddeu Paolo, PPA (IT). Patke Jens, JPA (AT). Poposki Vanja, VPO (MK). Saber Jason, JSA (UK). Sache Ivan, ISA (FR). Šipek Tomislav, TSI (HR). Thomas Dean, DTH (NZ). Tibbetts Philip, PTI (UK). Touzeau Olivier, OTO (FR). Vagnat Pascal, PVA (FR). Van den Muijzenberg Peter Hans, PHM (NL). Znamierowski Alfred, AZN (PL). Others I may have forgotten. And myself, JMM (FR).

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