Uruguay

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Uruguay
, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America, with populationof 3.42 million people about, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres, Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America.
Uruguay was inhabited by the CharrĂșa people for approximately 4000 years before the Portuguese established Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the region, in 1680.  Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century.
Modern Uruguay is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government. 
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In 1811 Uruguay declared its independence, but the Spanish Crown did not withdraw from the territory until 1815, after the collapse of the Siege of Montevideo and the triumph of the Artiguista Revolution. However, in the following year the country was invaded by Portuguese troops, who governed from 1816 to 1824. Between 1824 and 1827, the Uruguayan territory was dominated by Brazil. In 1825, the struggle for the final independence of the country began, with the so-called Freedom Crusade (Cruzada Libertadora), led by Juan Antonio Lavalleja. On 25 August of that year, the independence of the country was declared, which took effect in 1830, with the Pledge of the Constitution and the nomination of Fructuoso Rivera as the first Constitutional President. Throughout this period, there were virtually no developments in the postal service, which began to be reorganised in 1827, when General Lavalleja appointed Luis de la Robla to act as Postal Director. On 11 January 1828, the first Provisional Regulations for the Postal Service were approved, and in July of that year De la Robla submitted the first General Mail Schedule to the government for approval.
More information about postal history of Uruguay  on:  Wikipedia   


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20.09.1988 "150 anniversary of Natural History Museum"  [1] 18.04.1996 "Prehistoric animals" 05.05.1997 "Prehistoric animals"
Fossil of Toxodon on stamps of Uruguay 1988 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Uruguay 1996 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Uruguay 1997
03.09.1997 "160 anniversary of Natural History Museum" 26.03.1998 "Fossils of Uruguay" 31.08.2009 "Charles Darwin"
Fossil on stamps of Uruguay 1988 Prehistoric animals on stamps of Uruguay 1998 Charles Darwin on stamps of Uruguay 2009


Notes:

 [1]   Fossil of Toxodon's skull shown on the stamp with face value of 90 N$
 
[2]   Lucas Kraguevich (paleontologist) and some fossil, perhaps antler.

 
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