Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cover - Madagascar, Country #102

My first cover from Madagascar reached me only yesterday. It was sent from the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo on 16.6.14. Reached me in good time. I consider any time less than 20 days as good time for snail mail arrival.

Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. French post offices operated there from 1885. In 1896 the island was declared a French colony, absorbing Diego-Suarez and Sainte Marie de Madagascar in 1898 and Nossi-Be in 1901.
Madagascar became autonomous as the Malagasy Republic in 1958, it reverted to the name of Madagascar in 1992.

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