Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals on stamps and postmarks of Nicaragua
, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country
in the Central American isthmus.
Nicaragua is bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east,
to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest.
Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the country's largest city and the third-largest city in Central America.
The multi-ethnic population of six million includes indigenous peoples,
Europeans, Africans, and Asians.
The main language is Spanish.
Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages.
Nicaragua was conquered by Spain in 1522 and was attached to the Captaincy-general
of Guatemala for four centuries.
Briefly under Mexican rule (1822-1823), Nicaragua became independent of Spain as
a member of the Central American Confederation.
In 1838 Nicaragua became an independent republic.
Its subsequent political history has been turbulent.
The British controlled the eastern coast from the 17th century until 1893
and the United States effectively controlled the country from 1912 to 1933.
The first stamps set of Nicaragua was issued in 1862 and show
the Liberty Cap on the Mountain peak from the Seal of the country.
Official stamps of Nicaragua related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals
|25.05.1987 "Prehistoric Animals"
|01.06.1999 "Prehistoric Animals"
Commemorative postmarks of Nicaragua related to Paleontology: prehistoric animals
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.