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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Name: Democratic Republic of the Congo (CD)
What: country

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa to distinguish it from the Congo with its capital at Brazzaville, was originally a Belgian colony, then became independent. It was known as Zaire (which see) between 1971 and 1997.

Areas: Africa

Stamps issued from 1960 to present

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1990: 429 ; to 2010: 2000 ; to date: 2540



All types unwatermarked

Currencies used: 100c=1fr (Congolese franc), 10000s=100k=100nk=1z=1nz (Zairean zaire)

Overprints: Democratic Republic of the Congo (91), Zaire (10)


Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Congo,..lic (Kinshasa)
Commons Stamps..c of the Congo
WNS Democratic..ublic of Congo

Catalogs:
Michel
WNS
Belgium
Stamp Number
Stanley Gibbons
Yvert et Tellier

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