Dinosaurs on stamps and postmarks of Senegal
Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal's
economic and political capital is Dakar. It is the westernmost country
in the mainland of the Old World, or Afro-Eurasia, and owes its name to
the Senegal River, which borders it to the east and north. The name
"Senegal" comes from the Wolof "Sunuu Gaal", which means "Our Boat".
Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres and has
an estimated population of about 13 million. The climate is
Sahelian, but there is a rainy season.
Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy
gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with
African plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th
century. While independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms
were not instituted until the late 1980s. The country held its first
free elections in 1991, but frequent internal wrangling between the
various political parties precipitated repeated changes in leadership
and two failed coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. In 2012, three
opposition parties combined in a no confidence vote to bring down the
majority government of former Prime Minister Patrice TROVOADA. The new
government of Prime Minister Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira DA COSTA is
entirely composed of opposition party members with limited experience
in governance. The recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea
promises to attract increased attention to the small island nation. [R1]
The first stamps of Senegal were issued in 1887.
Before that general issues for the French Colonies were used.
Stamps for the Republic of Senegal were first issued in 1960.
To date (2020) there are only one stamps set of Senegal that related to Paleontology - dinosaur stamps from 1995.
Official stamps of Senegal related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
 Even thought these stamps are printed in March of 1994,
as written on the bootom left corner of a Mini-Sheet, but it was issued to circulation in January 1995 only,
according to the postmark date on FDC
MICHEL catalog, distingushed from Scott listed wrong year: 1994 instead of 1995.
Commemorative postmarks of Senegal related to Paleontology: dinosaurs
Legend is here
| 27.01.1995 "Dinosaurs" [FDC]