Key: 3250  
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Group: French
Volume: 33
Issued: 415 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 23,310 sq.km; Population - 170 (1983)
A French Overseas Territory on the Antarctic continent, including several former
dependencies of MADAGASCAR (MALAGASY). Also known as French Southern and Antarctic
Territories. This territory includes the Adelie Land, for which a French
expedition in 1948 used an airmail stamp of Madagascar with the overprint
'Terre Adelie Dumont D'Urville'. It has the status of overseas territory of
FRANCE since 1955, when also first stamps were issued. Indirect UPU
membership from December 23rd, 1977 under France. Annual output about 15.
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Inscriptions
TERRE ADELIE DUMONT D'URVILLE overprinted on stamp of Madagascar
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISES overprinted on stamp of Madagascar
TERRES AUSTRALES ET ANTARCTIQUES FRANCAISES

Index
FRENCH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
      ADELIE LAND
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
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Related Countries

MADAGASCAR (MALAGASY)
Madagascar (malagasy)

FRANCE
France