Costa Rica, officially
the Republic of Costa Rica. It has a population of around 4.9 million,
in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers, the capital and
largest city, San Jose with a population of an estimated 335,000
peopla. Costa Rica has been known for its stable democracy in a region
that has had some instability and for its highly educated workforce,
most of whom speak English.
The country was a peripheral
colony of Spanish empire until independence as part of the short-lived
First Mexican Empire, followed by membership in the United Provinces of
Central America, from which it formally declared sovereignty in 1847.
Since then, Costa Rica has remained among the most stable, prosperous,
and progressive nations in Latin America. [R1]
has produced its own stamps since 1863. First series of 1863
The first issue of stamps was printed by the American Bank Note Co. [R2] Nowadays
Costa Rica produce 15-40 stamps per year.
stamps of Algeria related to Paleontology: so far
there are no stamps of dinosaurs, prehistoric animals or fossils issued
by the country.
Another stamps to
consider: Natural History Museum
04.05.2012 - "125th Anniversary
of the National Museum" [A1]
Notes: [A1] Natural History
department of the National Museum has big fossils collection , that
contain almost 9,000 fossil specimens of sponges, corals, mollusks,
echinoderms, vertebrates, plants and icnofósiles mainly. This
collection has the most important collection of fossil vertebrates in
the country. [R3]
Unfortunately none of these fossils are shown on the
Attention: fake/cinderella stamps of
related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and prehistoric animals
Notes: [F1] In the middle of
2017 these prehistoric animal stamps appeared on internet as local
stamps of Guácimo. Guácimo is the capital of Guácimo, Limón
Province in Costa Rica., similar to the rest of the counry only
official stamps used there.