CSS - center text inside element using flexbox

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In this article, we would like to show you how to center text inside element using flexbox in CSS.

Quick solution:

.container {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;


Practical example

In this example, we use flexbox to center text inside the container.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>

      .container {
        background-color: #3085d6;
        height: 200px;
        width: 200px;
        border-radius: 10px;
        box-shadow: 5px 5px 15px gray;

        display: flex; 				/*		<----- required			*/
        justify-content: center;	/*		<----- required			*/
        align-items: center;		/*		<----- required			*/

      .item {
        color: white;

    <div class="container">
      <div class="item">item</div>
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