The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and has a total area of 356,669 square miles (923,768 km²), making it the world’s 32nd-largest country (after Tanzania). It is comparable in size to Venezuela, and is about twice the size of the U.S. state of California. Nigeria lies between latitudes 4° and 14°N, … Continue reading Nigeria, Federal Republic of #297 (1973)
The Republic of Niger (République du Niger in French) is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River, located along the border between the Sahara and Sub-Saharan regions. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger lies between latitudes 11° and 24°N, and longitudes 0° … Continue reading Niger #430 (1978)
The Republic of Nicaragua (República de Nicaragua in Spanish), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. It occupies a landmass of 50,567 square miles (130,967 km²) and has three distinct geographical regions: the Pacific lowlands — fertile valleys which the Spanish colonists settled, the Amerrisque Mountains (North-central highlands), and the Mosquito Coast (Atlantic lowlands/Caribbean lowlands). The low plains of the Atlantic Coast are 60 miles (97 … Continue reading Nicaragua #C237 (1939)
New Zealand (Aotearoa in Māori) is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses — the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu — and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 900 miles (1,500 kilometers) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) south of the Pacific … Continue reading New Zealand #302 (1955)
Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 to 1949. It was situated in northeastern North America along the Atlantic coast and comprised the island of Newfoundland and Labrador on the continental mainland to the northwest, with a combined area of 157,500 square miles (405,212 square kilometers). The dominion’s seat of government was the city of St. John’s. Before attaining dominion status, Newfoundland was a British colony, self-governing … Continue reading Newfoundland #270 (1947)
The Netherlands, (Nederland in Dutch) also known informally as Holland, is the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands lies between latitudes 50° and 54° N, and longitudes 3° and 8° E and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to … Continue reading The Netherlands #529 (1975)
This entry marks a milestone of sorts; it’s my 300th published entry for “A Stamp A Day”, a blog I debuted back on July 1, 2016. I have managed to publish an entry every single day since that time; twice, I created two articles in one day. In that time, I have compiled entries detailing the histories (political and postal) of just shy of 200 … Continue reading 300th Post for ‘A Stamp A Day’!