Central African Republic


500 Francs, 1987

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1000 Francs, 1990

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Front: André-Dieudonné Kolingba (1935-), President of Central African Republic 1981-1993

Kolingba was born in French Equatorial Africa. He joined the French military and was transferred to the Central African army at independence in 1960. He became a sub-lieutenant in 1964. By 1973 he was promoted to Brigadier General. He became president in a bloodless coup d'état in 1981. He was defeated in a democratic election held in 1993.

Back: Elephant, animals and carved statue

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Central African Republic, a landlocked country in Central Africa, was the French territory of Ubangi-Shari in 1894. It was united with Chad in 1905 and joined with Middle Congo and Gabon in 1910 to become French Equatorial Africa. Upon dissolution of the federation in 1958, the four territories became full autonomous members of the French Community. Unbagi-Shari proclaimed complete independence as the Central African Republic in 1960. It is a member of the monetary union of Central African States since 1974. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Central African Republic.




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