Dinosaurs and their fossils, paleontologists on stamps and postmarks of Malawi
, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa
that was formerly known as Nyasaland.
It is bordered by
to the northwest,
to the northeast, and
on the east, south and west.
Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964.
The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi, which occupy about a third of Malawi's area.
Malawi is over 118,000 km2 with an estimated population of 16.8 million.
Its capital is Lilongwe.
The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area.
The country is also nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".
Malawi is among the smallest countries in Africa.
The first stamps of Malawi were issued on 6 July 1964.
Stamps had previously been issued under the names of the British Central Africa
Protectorate from 1891 and later Nyasaland and the Nyasaland Protectorate from 1908.
Official stamps of Malawi related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and their fossils, paleontologists at work
|30.12.1993 "Discovering Prehistory"
Commemorative postmarks of Malawi related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
Legend is here
|30.12.1993 "Dinosaurs" [FDC]
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.