French Equatorial Africa


French Equatorial Africa
a former federation of French territories in central Africa, including Chad, Gabon, Middle Congo (now People's Republic of the Congo), and Ubangi-Shari (now Central African Republic): each became independent in 1960.

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Former federation of French possessions, western Central Africa.

It was in existence from 1910 to 1959; its capital was Brazzaville. With independence in 1960, the former territory of Ubangi-Shari, to which Chad had been attached in 1920, became the Central African Republic and the Republic of Chad; the Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo; and Gabon became the Republic of Gabon.

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▪ French territory, Africa
French  Afrique Équatoriale Française (AEF),  

      collectively, four French territories in central Africa from 1910 to 1959. In 1960 the former territory of Ubangi-Shari (Oubangui-Chari), to which Chad (Tchad) had been attached in 1920, became the Central African Republic and the Republic of Chad; the Middle Congo (Moyen-Congo) became the Congo Republic, now the Republic of the Congo; and Gabon became the Republic of Gabon.

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Universalium. 2010.

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