Key: 4730  
Country:
Group: Portuguese
Volume: 46
Issued: 1681 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 801,590 sq.km; Population - 19,371,000; Capital - Maputo
A Republic, located on the southeastern coast of Africa, south of Tanzania.
Economy is based on agriculture, sugar, cotton and tea are exported.
Formerly a Colony and overseas province of PORTUGAL, gained its independence on
June 25th, 1975. Mozambique incorporates the former stamp issuing entities of
INHAMBANE, KIONGA, LOURENCO MARQUES, MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY, NYASSA,
QUELIMANE, TETE and ZAMBEZIA.
Stamps first issued in 1877. Indirect UPU membership since 1877, direct since
October 11th, 1978. Annual output about 35.
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Inscriptions
MOCAMBIQUE
PROVINCIA DE MOCAMBIQUE
MOCAMBIQUE etc... overprinted on stamps of Portuguese Africa
MOCAMBIQUE etc... overprinted on stamps of Macao
MOCAMBIQUE etc... overprinted on stamps of Timor
COLONIA DE MOCAMBIQUE
LOURENCO MARQUES

Index
MOZAMBIQUE
      Portuguese Colony
      Independent Republic -1975
      Charity Tax Stamps
      Newspaper Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
1000 Reis = 1 Milreis
100 Centavos = 1 Escudo (1913)
100 Centavos = 1 Metical (1980)
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Related Countries

PORTUGAL
Portugal

INHAMBANE
Inhambane

KIONGA
Kionga

LOURENCO MARQUES
Lourenco Marques

MOZAMBIQUE COMPANY
Mozambique Company

NYASSA
Nyassa

QUELIMANE
Quelimane

TETE
Tete

ZAMBEZIA
Zambezia