# Python center() - Center a string in Python

The center() returns the centered string filled with the specified string.

s = 'apple'

s7 = s.center(7, '$') s8 = s.center(8, '$')
s9 = s.center(9, '$') s10 = s.center(10, '$')
s11 = s.center(11, '$') print(s7) #$apple$print(s8) #$apple$$print(s9) #$$apple$$print(s10) #$$apple$$print(s11) #$$$apple$


The first argument is the length of return string. apple has 5 letters so center(9, '$') returns a 9 letter string filled with $ in the left and right.