in 1910. Note the borders are reduced to the southeastern section of the present-day CAR
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.
In 1903, French troops defeated the forces of Abbas II of Egypt, who had claimed the area. Following that victory, the French established a colonial administration.
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.
This 1-centime stamp of 1924 has two different overprints.
Between 1915 and 1931, stamps were overprinted for use in Oubangui-Chari, and later specially printed for the colony.
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