Postage stamps and postal history of the Republic of 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.
The first stamps used in the area were those of French Congo.
The first stamps of the independent Republic of the Congo were issued on 28 November 1958.
A people's republic
Between 1970 and 1991, the country was known as The People's Republic of the Congo.
The country has now reverted to the Republic of the Congo.
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