Cambodia (Kampuchea)
Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals and prehistoric humans, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Cambodia and Kampuchea

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Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire and Kampuchea, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

The "Kingdom of Cambodia" is the official English name of the country. The English "Cambodia" is an anglicization of the French "Cambodge", which in turn is the French transliteration of the Khmer Kampuchea.
Kampuchea is the shortened alternative to the country's official name in Khmer, Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea.

The country is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.
Cambodia has a population of over 15 million people. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. [R1]

Cambodia used the postage stamps of Indo-China until the early 1950s. In 1949 Cambodia became an associated state of the French Union but gained independence in 1953 and left the Union in 1955. April 1980 saw the first set of postage stamps issued after the establishment of the People's Republic of Kampuchea. [R2]


Official stamps of People's Republic of Kampuchea related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

20.03.1986 "Prehistoric animals"
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Kampuchea 1986



Official stamps of Cambodia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, prehistoric humans, Charles Darwin

01.08.1992 "GENO'92 Exhibition" [1] 10.05.1994 "Prehistoric animals" 10.01.1995 "Dinosaurs"
Charles Darwin and HMS Beagle on stamps of Cambodia 1992 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Cambodia 1994 Dinosaurs on stamps of Cambodia 1995
08.08.1996 "Dinosaurs" 10.05.1999 "Dinosaurs" 30.01.2000 "Dinosaurs"
Dinosaurs on stamps of Cambodia 1996 Dinosaurs on stamps of Cambodia 1999 Dinosaurs on stamps of Cambodia 2000
21.10.2001 "Prehistoric humans"
Prehistoric humans on stamps of Cambodia 2001

Notes:
[1] Charles Darwin is depicted on stamp with a face value of 80R



Official postmarks of People's Republic of Kampuchea related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

Legend is here
20.03.1986 "Prehistoric animals" [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Kampuchea 1986



Official postmarks of Cambodia related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals.

Legend is here
10.05.1994"Prehistoric animals" [FDC] 10.01.1995"Dinosaurs" [FDC] 08.08.1996"Dinosaurs" [FDC]
Prehistoric animal on postmark of Cambodia 1994 Dinosaur on postmark of Cambodia 1995 Dinosaur on postmark of Cambodia 1996
10.05.1999 "Dinosaurs" [FDC] 30.01.2000 "Dinosaurs" [FDC] 21.10.2001 "Prehistoric humans" [FDC]
Dinosaur on postmark of Cambodia 1999 Dinosaur on postmark of Cambodia 2000 Human evolution on postmark of Cambodia 2001



References:
  •   [R1] Cambodia: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of Cambodia: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of Cambodia are here.


Acknowledgements:
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.


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