Monday, July 28, 2014

CHILE ~Flora and Fauna ~

A fantastic multiview from first of two wonderful cards coming from there (last one received in 2009!) ... it's one of the most slender countries in the world at just 240 km at its widest point...Manys thanks Hernan!

With great stamps:
3rd Anniversary of the Rescue of the Miners from San Jose mine. (Issued 30-10-2013)
Rapa Nui - Man with painted face
(Issued 05-08-2011)

The biodiversity of Chile is rich and precious, and its animals and plants are valued highly throughout the world. Of its 5,100 species of flora and fauna, more than 2,500 are endemic – that is found nowhere else on Earth.

Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and the Drake Passage. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania.
Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.

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