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|Constituent of French Equatorial Africa|
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Oubangui-Chari, or Ubangi-Shari, was a French territory in central Africa which later became the independent Central African Republic (CAR). French activity in the area began in 1889 with the establishment of an outpost at Bangui, now the capital of CAR. The territory was named in 1894.
The Oubangui-Chari territory was merged with the Chad colony in 1906. In 1910, it became one of four territories of the Federation of French Equatorial Africa (with Chad, Middle Congo, and Gabon), initially with Chad as "Oubangi-Chari-Tchad", and made into an autonomous civilian colony in 1915. Chad was separated in 1920.
The territory became independent as the Central African Republic on August 13, 1960.
Between 1915 and 1931, stamps were overprinted for use in Oubangui-Chari, and later specially printed for the colony.
- Postage stamps and postal history of Ubangi-Shari
- Ubangi River
- Chari River
- List of French possessions and colonies
- French Equatorial Africa
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