Key: 4720  
Country:
Group: Portuguese
Volume: 45
Issued: 1579 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,246,700 sq.km; Population - 10,300,000; Capital - Luanda
A Republic, located on the southwestern coast of Africa, between Zaire and
Namibia. Economy mainly based on agriculture, with large deposits of oil and
minerals. Diamonds and iron are exported.
Formerly the most important Colony of PORTUGAL in Africa, an overseas province
since 1951 and independent from November 11th, 1975.
In 1920 PORTUGUESE CONGO became an integral part of Angola.
First stamps issued in 1870. Indirect UPU membership from 1877, direct since
March 3rd, 1977. Annual output about 40.
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Inscriptions
ANGOLA
PROVINCIA DE ANGOLA
ANGOLA etc... overprinted on stamps of Portuguese Africa
ANGOLA etc... overprinted on stamps of Macao
ANGOLA etc... overprinted on stamps of Timor
REPUBLICA POPULAR DE ANGOLA

Index
ANGOLA
      Portuguese Colony
      Independent Republic 1975-
      Charity Tax Stamps
      Newspaper Stamp
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
1000 Reis = 1 Milreis
100 Centavos = 1 Escudo (1913, 1954)
100 Centavos = 1 Angolar (1932)
10 Lweys = 1 Kwanza (1977)
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Related Countries

PORTUGAL
Portugal

PORTUGUESE CONGO
Portuguese Congo