Tuesday, 5 September 2017

BOTSWANA - Lefatshe la Botswana

The Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred meters long.
A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, now boasting a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa. Its high gross national income (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a modest standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.
These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Mokoka, who work in Botswana post. He did a very good job for me. Usually it is difficult to get postmarks on the registered envelopes, he specially took care  to do the postmark on covers. My another friend Kearoma posted 3 registered airmail envelopes in March 2017, but ever reached in my hands. No idea where it disappeared during transit.The cover posted on August 21, 2017 and received in my hands on September 05, 2017. Thank You very much my dear friend fro the big help.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

COMOROS - UNION OF THE COMOROS

Union of the Comoros (Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, French: Union des Comores, Arabic: الاتحاد القمري‎ al-Ittiḥād al-Qumurī / Qamarī), is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore.
The country consists of three major islands and numerous smaller islands, all in the volcanic Comoros archipelago. The major islands are commonly known by their French names: northwestern-most Grande Comore (Ngazidja); Mohéli (Mwali); and Anjouan (Nzwani). The islands are officially known by their Comorian language names, though international sources still use their French names (given in parentheses above). The capital and largest city, Moroni, is located on Ngazidja. The archipelago is situated in the Indian Ocean, in the Mozambique Channel, between the African coast (nearest to Mozambique and Tanzania) and Madagascar, with no land borders.

The beautiful covers from Comoros posted on July 24, 2017 and I received in my hands on august 28, 2017. Comoros is considered as one of the rarest country among philatelists to get a really traveled envelopes and stamps. It is a treasure for me when I receive the cover, because i tried a number of times to get back my envelopes but failed either by lost or not sent back the recipient. These covers were reached almost 10 months back but stucked in airport customs department.Thank You Solilih for the big help to arrange the beautiful covers.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

MARI EL - Mari El Republic / Республика Марий Эл

The Mari El Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Мари́й Эл, Respublika Mariy El; Meadow Mari: Марий Эл Республик; Hill Mari: Мары Эл Республик) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its capital is the city of Yoshkar-Ola. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the Mari El Republic was 696,459.
The republic is located in the eastern part of the East European Plain of Russia, along and mostly to the north the Volga River. The swampy Mari Depression is in the west of the republic, contrasted by more hilly landscapes in the east where the highest point of the republic (at 278 meters (912 ft) is located. The republic borders with Kirov Oblast in the north and east, the Republic of Tatarstan in the southeast and south, the Chuvash Republic in the south, and with Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the west and north.




This is my first cover from Mari El Republic. The covers posted on July 21, 2017 and I received on August 23, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublica Mari El' . The particular stamp issued is 2001 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Alexandra sent me the cover by exchanging postcards. She specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Alexandra for the perfect cover into my collection ! 

TATARSTAN - Republic of Tatarstan / Республика Татарстан

The Republic of Tatarstan (Russian: Респу́блика Татарста́н, tr. Respublika Tatarstan; IPA: [rʲɪsˈpublʲɪkə tətɐrˈstan]; Tatar: Cyrillic Татарстан Республикасы, Latin Tatarstan Respublikası; Bulgarian: Република Татарстан), or simply Tatarstan, is a federal subject (a republic) of the Russian Federation, located in the Volga Federal District. Its capital is the city of Kazan. The republic borders Kirov, Ulyanovsk, Samara, and Orenburg Oblasts, the Mari El, Udmurt, and Chuvash Republics, and the Republic of Bashkortostan. The area of the republic is 68,000 square kilometres (26,000 sq mi). The unofficial Tatarstan motto is: Bez Buldırabız! (We can!). As of the 2010 Census the population of Tatarstan was 3,786,488.The state has strong ties with its eastern neighbor the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The republic is located in the center of the East European Plain, approximately 800 kilometers (500 mi) east of Moscow. It lies between the Volga River and the Kama River (a tributary of the Volga), and extends east to the Ural mountains. 
Borders: internal: Kirov Oblast (N), Udmurt Republic (N/NE), Republic of Bashkortostan (E/SE), Orenburg Oblast (SE), Samara Oblast (S), Ulyanovsk Oblast (S/SW), Chuvash Republic (W), Mari El Republic (W/NW).

This is my first cover from Tatarstan Republic. The covers posted on August 04, 2017 and I received on August 22, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Tatarstan' . The particular stamp issued in 2000 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Alexander sent me the cover by exchanging thematic stamps. He specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Alexander for the perfect cover into my collection !



DAGESTAN - Republic of Dagestan / Республика Дагестан

The Republic of Dagestan (/dɑːɡˈstɑːn/ or /ˈdæɡstæn/; Russian: Респу́блика Дагеста́н, Respublika Dagestan), also spelled Daghestan, is a federal subject (a republic) of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital and largest city is Makhachkala, located at the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea.
The republic is situated in the North Caucasus mountains. It is the southernmost part of Russia, and is bordered on its eastern side by the Caspian Sea. Area: 50,300 square kilometers (19,400 sq mi) Borders: internal: Republic of Kalmykia (N), Chechen Republic (W), and Stavropol Krai (NW). international: Azerbaijan (S), Georgia (SW)



This is my first cover from Dagestan Republic. The covers posted on July 28, 2017 and I received on August 22, 2017. The postmark is perfect and you can see a stamp is written as 'Respublika Dagestan' . The particular stamp issued in 2001 as the part of 'Regions of Russia series. My good friend Asya sent me the cover by exchanging thematic stamps. He specially requested to the postal staff for clear postmark. Thank You Asya for the perfect cover into my collection !