Key: 5340  
Country:
Group: Portuguese
Volume: 53
Issued: 2625 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 92,080 sq.km; Population - 10,066,000; Capital - Lisbon
Located on the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula. Economy based on
agriculture, industry, textiles, chemicals, wine and its products, formerly a
nation of great navigators and world explorers.
Portugal includes the islands of AZORES and MADEIRA which are an integral part
of it, however have own issues since 1980. Kingdom until 1910, when a Republic
was established. Portugal was the owner of following colonies: in Africa
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS, GUINEA BISSAU (formerly PORTUGUESE GUINEA),
ST.THOMAS AND PRINCE ISLANDS, ANGOLA which was their most important colony
(including PORTUGUESE CONGO) and MOZAMBIQUE and in Asia PORTUGUESE INDIA, MACAO
and TIMOR, all of them becoming overseas provinces in 1951. In 1974, following
a coup, all the overseas provinces gained their independence, except Macao which
is the only remaining overseas possession of Portugal.
First stamps issued in 1853. Direct UPU membership since July 1st, 1875. Annual
output about 70.
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Inscriptions
CORREIO with embossed portrait
PORTUGAL
REPUBLICA etc... overprinted on stamps of Madeira
REPVBLICA PORTVGVESA
REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA
PORTEADO
CTT CORREIOS

Index
PORTUGAL
      Independent Kingdom -1910
      Republic 1910-
      Official Stamps
      Parcel Post Stamps
      Franchise Stamps
         Red Cross Society
         Civilian Rifle Clubs
         Geographical Society
         National Aid Society
      Postage Due Stamps
      Telegraph Stamp
      Postal Tax Stamps
 
Currency
1000 Reis = 1 Milreis
10 Reis = 1 Centimo
100 Centavos = 1 Escudo (1912)
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Related Countries

AZORES
Azores

MADEIRA
Madeira

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
Cape Verde Islands

GUINEA BISSAU
Guinea Bissau

PORTUGUESE GUINEA
Portuguese Guinea

ST.THOMAS AND PRINCE ISLANDS
St.thomas And Prince Islands

ANGOLA
Angola

PORTUGUESE CONGO
Portuguese Congo

MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique

PORTUGUESE INDIA
Portuguese India

MACAO
Macao

TIMOR
Timor