|Key: ||5260 |
|Issued: ||3848 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|Area - 30,519 sq.km; Population - 10,258,000; Capital - Brussels
A Kingdom located in northwestern Europe, between France and the Netherlands.
Highly developed country, its economy mainly based on exporting of machinery,
motor vehicles, chemicals, textiles and fabrics. The worlds largest diamond
trading center is located in Antwerp.
Since 1948 it is part of the Benelux union. Most of the Belgian territory was
occupied by German army during World War I, and entirely during World War II.
In 1920 the German territory of EUPEN AND MALMEDY was annexed to Belgium by
plebiscite. Belgium owned the colonies of BELGIAN CONGO and RUANDA URUNDI, which
became independent in the early 1960`s.
First stamps issued in 1849. Direct UPU membership since July 1st, 1875. Annual
output about 60.
|POSTES with portrait facing partly right|
POSTES with portrait facing left
BELGIEN in Gothic script overprinted on stamps of Germany
B within an oval
A PAYER TE BETALEN
1TF or 2TF, 3TF, 4TF, 5TF, 6TF, 7TF, 8TF, 9TF, 10TF or 20TF w/o country name
German Occupation 1914-1916
Flamish Legion 1941-1943
Wallonish Legion 1942
Railway Parcels Stamps
Railway Parcel Due Stamps
Postage Due Stamps
Parcel Post Stamps
|100 Centimes = 1 Franc|
Eupen And Malmedy