related stamps (prehistoric animals,
fossils, Charles Darwin)
, 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
Uruguay was inhabited by the Charrúa 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.
about the Uruguay are on Wikipedia
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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number to see all Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year.
"150 anniversary of Natural History Museum" 
||18.04.1996 "Prehistoric animals"
||05.05.1997 "Prehistoric animals"
|03.09.1997 "160 anniversary of Natural History Museum"
||26.03.1998 "Fossils of Uruguay"
||31.08.2009 "Charles Darwin"
Fossil of Toxodon's skull shown on the stamp with face value of 90 N$
 Lucas Kraguevich (paleontologist) and some fossil, perhaps antler.
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