14 August 2017

#1356 the Netherlands

Thank you, Truus !

Sent on: August 7, 2017
Received on: August 10, 2017

#1355 China

For more info about the flag of China, see received card #1228.

Thank you !

Received on: August 10, 2017

#1354 Indonesia

Thank you, Devina !

Received on: August 8, 2017

#1353 Estonia - Vietnam - Hong Kong - Indonesia - Russia

Thank you all !

Sent on: March 3, 2017
Received on: August 3, 2017

#1352 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF)

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Terres australes et antarctiques françaisesTAAF) is an overseas territory (French: Territoire d'outre-mer or TOM) of France. It consists of:
  1. Kerguelen Islands (Archipel des Kerguelen), a group of volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, approximately equidistant between Africa, Antarctica and Australia;
  2. St. Paul and Amsterdam islands (Îles Saint Paul et Amsterdam), a group to the north of Kerguelen;
  3. Crozet Islands (Îles Crozet), a group in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Madagascar;
  4. Adélie Land (Terre Adélie), the French claim on the continent of Antarctica;
  5. the Scattered Islands (Îles Éparses), a dispersed group of islands around the coast of Madagascar.

The territory is also called the French Southern Lands (FrenchTerres australes françaises) or French Southern Territories. The latter excludes Adélie Land, where French sovereignty is not widely recognized. The lands are not connected to France Antarctique, a former French colony in Brazil.

The territory has no permanent civilian population. Those resident consist of visiting military personnel, officials, scientific researchers and support staff.

Thank you !

Sent on: July 25, 2017
Received on: August 3, 2017

#1351 Moldova

Thank you, Mihnea !

Sent on: July 29, 2017
Received on: August 3, 2017

#1350 Germany

Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (GermanSchlösser und Gärten von Potsdam und Berlin) are a group of palace complexes and extended landscape gardens located in the Havelland region around Potsdam and the German capital of Berlin. The term was used upon the designation of the cultural ensemble as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. It was recognized for the historic unity of its landscape—a unique example of landscape design against the background of monarchic ideas of the Prussian state and common efforts of emancipation.

Property No #532 

It's in the list of UNESCO as a part on Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1990
Extensions: 1992, 1999

Thank you, Andrea !
Received on: August 3, 2017