Senegal
Dinosaurs on stamps and postmarks of Senegal

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Senegal, officially the 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. [R2]



Official stamps of Senegal related to Paleontology: dinosaurs

27.01.1995 "Dinosaurs" [1]
Dinosaurs on stamps of Senegal 1995

Dinosaurs on stamps of Senegal 1995 Notes:
[1] 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 cover (27.01.1995).
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]
Tyrannosaurus dinosaur on postmark of Senegal 1995



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



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