|Key: ||7200 |
|Group: ||Latin America|
|Issued: ||2938 Stamps / end of 1999|
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|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.
PORTE DE MAR
Civil War 1913-16
Parcel Post Stamps
Postage Due Stamps
Insured Letter Stamps
Postal Tax Stamps
PORTE DE MAR Stamps
|8 Reales = 1 Peso
100 Centavos = 1 Peso
United States (u.s.a.)