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1st cutting (May, 28th 1951 - June, 30th 1957) : Alger - Oran - Constantine - Territoire du Sud
2nd cutting (from July, 1st 1957) :
Alger - Oran - Constantine - Batna - Bône - Médéa - Mostaganem - Orléansville - Sétif - Tiaret - Tizi-Ouzou - Tlemcen - Territoires du Sud
3rd cutting (from April, 28th 1958) :
Aumale - Bougie - Saïda
4th cutting (from October 1958 seemingly) :
Oasis - Saoura

Those departments have used during 13 years the same registration system as in France. Indeed, from May 1951 (the new cutting of the Île-de-France was not made), the first four Algerian departments received the 91 to 94 codes (the mother country stopped then to 90 with the Territoire de Belfort). 

Then, at the beginning of July 1957, thirteen new departments have been created at the same place of the four previous. Codes used were 9A to 9M and 9T.

On the following, many successive cuttings (creation and removal of departments) use the codes 9N, 9P, 9R, 8A and 8B.
In order to help dating plates, use this link. For code equivalence with current willayas, use this link.

Nota : the last registration numbers issued in 1963 are not known for all departments, so we present only the last known number with its issuing date. After 1963, go to the webpage showing the corresponding lists of departments and willayas. New explanation : all departments have not ended their series at the same time in 1963.

French Algeria


91/9A – Alger

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from May, 28th 1951 : 1 A 91 to 999 Z 91
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from February 1952 : 1 AA 91 to 416 FH 91 (25/06/1957 and highest known)
--> New departmental cutting (using of the code 9A without restarting from 1 A 9A) - change estimation : 750 FH 91 - 751 FH 9A
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from July, 1st 1957 : 706 FJ 9A (13/07/1957 and first known) to 448 LZ 9A (30/10/1963 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from November, 1st 1963 : from A-1-AA

 
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Removed series :
1 AL 91 to 999 AL 91 : August 1952? (to be confirmed)
1 CD 91 to 999 CD 91 : July 1954? (to be confirmed)


92/9G – Oran

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from May, 28th 1951 : 1 A 92 to 999 Z 92
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from October 1952 : 1 AA 92 to 579 DB 92 (highest known)
--> New departmental cutting (using of the code 9G without restarting from 1 A 9G) - change estimation : 699 DE 92 - 700 DE 9G
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from July, 1st 1957 : 417 DF 9G (first known) to 957 FX 9G (27/04/1963 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from July, 1st 1963 : from H-1-AA

H-1-AA (01/07/1963)
H-299-AF
(26/09/1963)
H-565-AK (15/10/1963)
H-119-BF (01/09/1964)
H-577-BF (09/11/1964)
H-826-BH (18/09/1965)


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Removed series :
1 AL 92 to 999 AL 92 : June 1953? (to be confirmed)


93/9D – Constantine

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from May, 28th 1951 : 1 A 93 to 999 Z 93
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from October 1953? : 1 AA 93 to 710 BD 93 (highest known)
--> New departmental cutting (using of the code 9D without restarting from 1 A 9D)
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from July, 1st 1957 : 451 BL 9D (first known) to 636 CM 9D (28/01/1963 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from March? 1963 : continuity of the sequence (no restart from D-1-AA)

D-60-CP (30/05/1963)
D-7-CR (28/11/1963)

Removed series :
1 AL 93 to 999 AL 93 : 1954? (to be confirmed)


94/9T – Territoires du Sud

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from May, 28th 1951 : 1 A 94 to 815 J 94 (highest known)
--> New departmental cutting (using of the code 9T without restarting from 1 A 9T)
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : format 000 A 9T (the numbers
524 L 9T, 146 M 9T and 233 M 9T are known in this series)


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Nota : the code 9T, replaced with the codes 8A and 8B, has existed until March, 31st 1958 only


9B – Batna

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9B to 58 L 9B (16/04/1963 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters : from B-1-AA

B-184-AA (11/12/1963)


9C – Bône

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9C to 999 Z 9C
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from July, 22nd 1960 : 1 AA 9C to 960 AH 9C (22/10/1962 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters : from C-1-AA

C-202-AZ (06/12/1971)

 French Algeria
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9E – Médéa

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9E to 553 P 9E (13/02/1962 and highest known)


9F – Mostaganem

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9F to 999 Z 9F
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from November 1959 : 1 AA 9F to 987 AM 9F (01/03/1963 and highest known)


9H – Orléansville

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9H to 620 T 9H (highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters : from J-1-AA

J-895-AQ (11/11/1963)


9J – Sétif

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9J to 31 Z 9J
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters from June 1963 : from 1 AA 9J (this format is very probable, but no registrations have been reported)


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9K – Tiaret

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9K to 724 Q 9K (15/10/1963 and highest known)

Nota : this department would have been one of the last (with Alger) which ended its coding until the end of October 1963.


9L – Tizi-Ouzou

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9L to 203 N 9L (14/04/1961 and highest known)


9M – Tlemcen

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from July, 1st 1957 : 1 A 9M to 420 P 9M (24/08/1961 and highest known)


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9N – Aumale

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from April, 28th 1958 : from 1 A 9N

Nota : this department has only existed until November, 7th 1959, so it's not sure that 9N license plates were issued.


9P – Bougie

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from April, 28th 1958 : from 1 A 9P

Nota : this department has only existed until November, 7th 1959, so it's not sure that 9P license plates were issued.


9R – Saïda

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from the end of 1959 : 1 A 9R to 843 C 9R (18/04/1962 and highest known)


8A – Oasis

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from April, 1st 1958 : 1 A 8A to 626 M 8A (27/10/1961 and highest known)
--> Indépendant Algeria
Series of up to three numerals and two serial letters : from G-1-AA

G-666-AA (26/09/1963)


8B – Saoura

Normal series :
Series of up to three numerals and one serial letter from April, 1st 1958 : 1 A 8B to 50 G 8B (17/03/1962 and highest known)


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