Postage stamps and postal history of the Republic of the Congo

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Not to be confused with Postage stamps and postal history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a former Belgian colony).

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A 1907 stamp of Middle Congo.

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of the Republic of the Congo, a former French colony known as Middle Congo or French Congo, and now often know simply as The Congo.

The Republic of the Congo is a country in central Africa bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire), the Angolan exclave province of Cabinda, and the Gulf of Guinea.

French Congo[edit]

The first stamps used in the area were those of French Congo.[1]

Independence[edit]

The first stamps of the independent Republic of the Congo were issued on 28 November 1958.[1]

A people's republic[edit]

Between 1970 and 1991, the country was known as The People's Republic of the Congo.

Current name[edit]

The country has now reverted to the Republic of the Congo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rossiter, Stuart & John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald, 1986, p.304-6. ISBN 0-356-10862-7

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