Friday, July 4, 2008

Ukraine Crimea FDC

Ukraine FDC
Name: Crimean Nature Reserve
Date of Issue: 18 June 2008

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
1.00: Swan Islands
1.00: Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
1.00: Silene jailensis N. Rubtz.

Crimea is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea and on the western coast of the Sea of Azov, bordering Kherson Oblast from the North. Although located in southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula, the city of Sevastopol has a special but separate municipality status within Ukraine. Crimea's total land area is 26,100 km² (10,038 sq mi).

Crimea is connected to the mainland by the 5–7 kilometre (3–4 mile) wide Isthmus of Perekop. At the eastern tip is the Kerch Peninsula, which is directly opposite the Taman Peninsula on the Russian mainland. Between the Kerch and Taman peninsulas, lies the 3–13 km (2–9 mi) wide Strait of Kerch, which connects the waters of the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. More...

Comment: I don't know whether the Ukraine Post had reduced their postal rating. the registered postage of this FDC is cheaper than before. Who knows?

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