The CREATE DATABASE statement in MySQL is used to create a new database. Here’s an example of how to use the CREATE DATABASE statement to create a new database named “example_database”:

CREATE DATABASE example_database;

This simple statement will create a new database named “example_database” with default settings. By default, the new database will use the default character set and collation for the MySQL server.

If you want to specify a different character set and collation for the new database, you can do so using the CHARACTER SET and COLLATE options. For example, to create the “example_database” with UTF-8 character set and utf8_general_ci collation, you can use the following statement:

CREATE DATABASE example_database CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

Please note that you need appropriate privileges to execute the CREATE DATABASE statement. Typically, the CREATE privilege on the MySQL server is required to create databases.