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Monday, 4 December 2017

Postcard from Tokelau (Открытка из Токелау)

Postcard from Tokelau

Stamps from Tokelau

Here is an amazing paradize postcard from Tokelau!

       Tokelau is an island country and dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean. It consists of three tropical coral atolls (Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo), with a combined land area of 10 km2 and a population of approximately 1,500 people. Its capital rotates yearly between the three atolls. Tokelau lies north of the Samoan Islands, Swains Island being the nearest, east of Tuvalu, south of the Phoenix Islands, southwest of the more distant Line Islands, and northwest of the Cook Islands. Until 1976, the official name was Tokelau Islands.
       With the fourth smallest population of any sovereign state or dependency on Earth, Tokelau is a leader in renewable energy, being the first 100% solar powered nation in the world. Tokelau is a free and democratic nation with elections every three years. All run as independents; there are no political parties in Tokelau.
       The most spoken language in Tokelau is Tokelauan, at 93.5% According to the 2016 Tokelau Census, Tokelau has a de jure usually resident population of 1,499 people. The nationals of Tokelau are called Tokelauans, and the major ethnic group is Polynesian.

I am very grateful to Fangyi!

Postcard from Tristan da Cunha (Открытка из Тристан-да-Куньи)

Postcard from Tristan da Cunha

Stamps from Tristan da Cunha

One more very beautiful incoming Albatross postcard from Tristan da Cunha!

Thanks a lot to sender!

Postcard from Tristan da Cunha (Открытка из Тристан-да-Куньи)

Postcard from Tristan da Cunha

Stamps from Tristan da Cunha

Wondefrul incoming multi-view postcard from Tristan da Cunha!
       Tristan da Cunha colloquially Tristan, is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, 2,000 kilometres  from the nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena, and 2,400 kilometres from the nearest continental land, South Africa. It is 3,360 kilometres  from South America. The territory consists of the main island, Tristan da Cunha, which has a north–south length of 11.27 kilometres  and an area of 98 square kilometres, and the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale Islands and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible and Gough islands. As of January 2017, the main island has 262 permanent inhabitants. The other islands are uninhabited, except for the personnel of a weather station on Gough Island.
       Tristan da Cunha is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. This includes Saint Helena and near-equatorial Ascension Island, some 3,730 kilometres to the north of Tristan.
       Tristan da Cunha recorded a population of 293 in the March 2016 census. The only settlement is Edinburgh of the Seven Seas (known locally as "The Settlement").

Thank a lot for Tristan da Cunha post, Kellt!

Postcard from Uganda (Открытка из Уганды)

Postcard from Uganda

stamps from Uganda

Welcome to colorful multi-view incoming postcard from Uganda!

       officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
       Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
       The official languages are English and Swahili, although "any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law".  Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and several other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukiga, and Luo.
Thank you so much for a help Deo!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Postcard from Germany (Открытка из Германии)

Postcard from Germany

stamps from Germany

Got this super cute doggie postcard from -  Germany!

It was sent to me from the 8th International Postcrossing Meeting in Bielefeld during 26th to 29th of October 2017!
       Bielefeld  is a city in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population of 336,352, it is also the most populous city in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold.
       Bielefeld is home to a significant number of internationally operating companies, including Dr. Oetker, Gildemeister and Schüco. It has a university and several Fachhochschulen. Bielefeld is also famous for the Bethel Institution, and for the Bielefeld Conspiracy, which satirises conspiracy theories by claiming that Bielefeld does not exist. This concept has been used in the town's marketing and alluded to by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Thank you so much dear postcrossing friends for this wonderful surprise!
 I really enjoy all your beautiful signatures and adore dogs! So made me very happy <3