Friday, 27 November 2015

SPANISH ANDORRA - Principality of Andorra Principat d'Andorra

the Principality of Andorra (Catalan: Principat d'Andorra), also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra (Catalan: Principat de les Valls d'Andorra), is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. Created under a charter in A.D. 988, the present Principality was formed in A.D. 1278. It is known as a principality as it is a monarchy headed by two Co-Princes – the Spanish/Roman Catholic Bishop of Urgell and the President of France. Andorra is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe, having an area of 468 km2 and a population of approximately 85,000. Its capital Andorra la Vella is the highest capital city in Europe, at an elevation of 1,023 metres (3,356 ft) above sea level.The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, Portuguese, and French are also commonly spoken.

 

These perfectly postmarked covers came from Andorra - Spanish post office. Last time my friend Anna sent me two registered covers but postmarks were not clear. But This postmark is perfectly OK, but unfortunately came as normal covers. Thank You Holger for the nice stamps, thanks to Andorra Post for the perfect postmarking.


My first stamped postmarked registered airmail covers from Spanish Post of Andorra. Ther are two postal services in Andorra, operated by French Post ( La poste) and Spanish Post ( Correos de Espana). Both of the authorities issue stamps and distribute through Andorra post offices and through their philatelic bureaus. The covers posted on November 12,2015 and I received on November 23, 2015. My good friend gifted these stamps and my friend Ana went to Spanish post office in Canillo, and instructed to put postmark and sent back to me as registered. Unfortunately the postmark is not clear , still it is a great cover for me. Thank You Ana and Holger for the big help.

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