The Dominican Republic

Not to be confused with the Dominica

Natural History Museums and fossils on stamps of the Dominican Republic

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The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two countries. Both by area and population the Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with 48,445 square kilometers and 10.4 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.
Though long known for agriculture and mining, the economy is now dominated by services. [R1]

The Dominican Republic became independent from Spain in 1865 and produced its own stamps from that date. [R2]
So far there are no stamps of dinosaurs or prehistoric animals.



Some stamps of the Dominican Republic to consider: Natural History Museum

21.05.2014 "World Museum Day 2014: Collections create connections" [1]
Natural history museum on stamps of Dominicana 2014
Notes:
[1] Natural History (1st mini sheet on the upper row) and Archaeological (2nd mini sheet on the upper row) museums are depicting on two Mini Sheets of the set. One stamp of Natural History Museum shows the building of the museum with dinosaur image on it. [R3] Fossils of some animals are shown on stamps of Archaeological Museum.
The building of Natural History Museum of the Dominican Republic on 
						International Museum Day stamp of the Dominican Republic from 2014 One of the rooms of Archaeological Museum of the Dominican Republic on 
						International Museum Day stamp of the Dominican Republic from 2014
The building of Natural History Museum of the Dominican Republic on International Museum Day stamp of the Dominican Republic from 2014.
MinNr: 2359, Scott 1556a
One of the rooms of Archaeological Museum of the Dominican Republic on International Museum Day stamp of the Dominican Republic from 2014.
MinNr: 2356, Scott 1555b
Paleozoic room of Natural History Museum of the Dominican Republic
Paleozoic room in the Natural History Museum of the Dominican Republic



References:
  •   [R1] The Dominican Republic: Wikipedia, WikiTravel, FlagCounter.
  •   [R2] Postal History and Philately of the Dominican Republic: Wikipedia,
              Links to official website of Post Authority, stamp catalog and list of new stamps of the Dominican Republic are here.
  •   [R3] Natural History Museum the Dominican Republic: official site,


Acknowledgements:
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.


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