Thursday, 14 April 2016

ANGUILLA

Anguilla  is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 35 square miles (90 km2), with a population of approximately 13,500 (2006 estimate).
The name Anguilla is an anglicized or latinate form of earlier Spanish Anguilla, French Anguille, or Italian Anguilla, all meaning "eel" in reference to the island's shape. For similar reasons, it was formerly known as Snake or Snake Island.


These are my latest Anguilla covers sent by my good friend Denise, during her holidays in Caribbean Islands. She sent both covers as registered , unfortunately they have no UPU barcode labels now. The covers sent on July 07, 2016 and i received them on July 22, 2016. Thank You Denise for the big help.



These beautiful covers with wwf stamps came from The Valley, capital city of Anguilla. Their stamps are beautiful and many flora fauna and wwf issues are very good in design. I had sent to get back as registered, but came back as normal post only. Some countries only accept cash for sending letters as registered. These covers posted on March 30, 2016 and received in my hands on April 11,2016.


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