Chad

Dinosaurs, prehistoric animals, fossils prehistoric human, Charles Darwin on stamps and postmarks of Chad

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Chad (French: République du Tchad), is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest and Niger to the west.
It is the fifth largest country in Africa in terms of area. Chad has several regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanian Savanna zone in the south.
Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second-largest in Africa. N'Djamena, the capital, is the largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages. Islam and Christianity are the most widely practiced religions. [R1]

Regular mail service in Chad began soon after the French occupation of the area, with a post office established at Fort-Lamy in 1905. The first of Chad issued in 1959 right after the country get independence from France. [R2]


Official stamps of Chad related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, fossils, Charles Darwin

20.09.1966 "Tchadanthropus uxoris" [1] 15.10.1996 "Dinosaurs", "Minerals" xx.xx.1997 "Dinosaur" [2]
Skull of Homo erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris on stamp of Chad 1966 Dinosaurs and Minerals on stamps of Chad 1996 Dinosaurs on stamps of Chad 1997
06.02.1998 "Cat and Dogs", [3]
12.11.1998 "Dinosaurs",
11.12.1998 "Fossils and Cave Painting",
11.12.1998 "Prehistoric humans"
27.12.2001 "Dinosaurs", "Fossils" 30.10.2001 Charles Darwin
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals and humans as well as their fossil on stamps of Chad 1998 Fossils and reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2001 Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2001
19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis" [4] 05.12.2012 "Scouts and Nature" 14.01.2014 "Charles Darwin and Jacques Cousteau"
Skulls of Sahelanthropus tchadensis on stamps of Chad 2005 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2012 Charles Darwin on stamps of Chad 2014
27.03.2017 "Dinosaurs"
10.07.2017 "135th memorial anniversary of Charles Darwin (1809–1882)"
20.09.2017 "Dinosaurs"
30.03.2020 "Dinosaurs"
30.03.2020 "Fossils"
Charles Darwin, dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2017 Fossils and reconstructions of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2020

Notes:
[1] Skull of prehistoric human: Home erectus, Tchadanthropus uxoris.
[2] Overprint of stamps from 1996 with "Hong Kong ’97 exhibition" text and logo
[3] Proailurus (prehistoric carnivore that lived in Europe and Asia approximately 25 million years ago ) and Pseudaelurus (prehistoric cat that lived in Europe, Asia and North America in the Miocene between approximately 20 and 8 million years ago) on the top margin of the "Cats" mini sheet
[4] Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis)



Other stamps of Chad to consider: contributors to Paleontology.

Legend is here
13.04.2004 "Famous Mens" [O1]
Prehistoric animals on stamps of Chad 2012

Notes:
[O1] The mini sheets are part of big set of "famous persons". George de Buffon (1707-1788), he envisioned the nature of science and understood the roles of paleontology, zoological geography, and animal psychology. Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as About this sound Carl von Linn , was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature uses in all biology related sinces.


Commemorative postmarks of Chad related to Paleontology: fossils.

Legend is here
19.07.2005 "Sahelanthropus tchadensis" [FDC] [5]
Hominid skull of Toumai (Sahelanthropus tchadensis) on postmark of Chad 2005



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



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