Key: 6980  
Country:
Group: Latin America
Volume: 85
Issued: 2899 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 8,511,965 sq.km; Population - 174,400,000; Capital - Brasilia
A Republic in South America, comprising half of the continent. Brazil, formerly
the largest Portuguese colony, is the only country in Latin America deriving its
language and culture from PORTUGAL rather than Spain. Its economy is based on
agriculture and mining. Coffee, cocoa, cotton and iron ore are main exports.
Formerly an Empire, until 1889 when a Federated Republic was established.
Between 1903-1907 some territories of the neighboring states of BOLIVIA, ECUADOR
and COLOMBIA were annexed.
Brazil's first stamps were issued in 1843, the third stamp-issuing nation after
Great Britain and Switzerland, and the first in South America. The first issue,
the 'Bull's Eye', is very well known and coveted by philatelists. Direct UPU
membership since July 1st, 1877. Annual output about 75.
Hi ! I'm Buli, Your Bait-Tov Store Assistant.

Click Me To Show You Brazil ?brasil) Stamps in store.

Inscriptions
10 or 20 or 30 or 60 or 90 or 180 or 280 or 300 or 430 or 600 w/o country name
BRAZIL
BRASIL

Index
BRAZIL (BRASIL)
      Independent Empire -1889
      Republic 1889-
      Official Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
      Postal Tax Stamps
 
Currency
1000 Reis = 1 Milreis
100 Centavos = 1 Cruzeiro (1942)
100 Centavos = 1 Cruzado (1986)
Go Back
Related Countries

PORTUGAL
Portugal

BOLIVIA
Bolivia

ECUADOR
Ecuador

COLOMBIA
Colombia