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French Equatorial Africa

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French Equatorial Africa, 4 territories in Central Africa that were colonized by France in 1839 and became the independent countries of Gabon, Chad, Congo, and Central African Republic in 1960. Covering an area of about 969,000 sq mi (2.5 million sq km), these countries are rich in timber, minerals, farming, and livestock.

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