Key: 7200  
Country:
Group: Latin America
Volume: 90
Issued: 2938 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,958,552 sq.km; Population - 101,879,000; Capital - Mexico City
A Republic, the most southern state in North America. Economy based on mining
(mainly of silver), agriculture, petroleum, manufacturing and tourism. Oil,
silver, cotton and coffee are exported.
Formerly under the rule of Spain, known by then as New Spain. Mexico gained its
independence in 1821 and formed an empire. In 1824 a Republic was established.
Large portions of its territory were lost to the UNITED STATES (U.S.A.), namely Texas,
New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and part of Colorado. Following a
civil war in 1913-1914, a reform constitution was established in 1917 in Mexico,
which has ever since been the most stable of modern Latin America states.
First stamps were issued in 1856. During the years of the civil war, various
local overprinted stamps were issued. Direct UPU membership since April 1st,
1879. Annual output about 70.
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Inscriptions
MEJICO
MEXICO
IMPERIO MEXICANO
REPUBLICA MEXICANA
SONORA
OAXACA
PORTE DE MAR

Index
MEXICO
      Civil War 1913-16
         Sonora
         Oaxaca
      Official Stamps
      Parcel Post Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
      Insured Letter Stamps
      Postal Tax Stamps
      PORTE DE MAR Stamps
 
Currency
8 Reales = 1 Peso
100 Centavos = 1 Peso
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