Monday, December 25, 2017

Cover from Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres and had an estimated population of around 4.6 million as of 2016.

Despite its significant mineral deposits and other resources, such as uranium reserves, crude oil, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lumber, and hydropower, as well as significant quantities of arable land, the Central African Republic is among the ten poorest countries in the world. As of 2015, according to the Human Development Index, the country had the lowest level of human development, ranking 188th out of 188 countries. It is also estimated to be the unhealthiest country as well as the worst country in which to be young.

Stamps on cover:
Winter Olympic Games 2002 - Salt Lake City, USA (from set of four), issued on 10.04.2000.
Rhopalo ceres  (from set Flora and Fauna), issued on 06.11.1996.
Cyanocitta cristata (from set Birds - The 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John J. Audubon, 1785-1851), issued on 25.03.1985.
Tockus flavirostris (from set Birds), issued on 25.02.2000.

Thank you Wolfgang!

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