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Encyclopedia > Río Muni

Rio Muni (called Mbini in Fang), mainland geographical region of Equatorial Guinea, covering 26,000 km². Fang is an African language, related to Bulu, and spoken in West Africa. ... The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a nation in central Africa, and one the smallest countries in continental Africa. ...


Rio Muni was ceded by Portugal to Spain in 1778. The Spanish had hoped to collect slaves to work in their other overseas possessions, but their settlers died of yellow fever and the area was deserted. Cocoa and timber became major industries upon recolonization. Rio Muni became a province of Spanish Guinea along with Bioko in 1959. Events The term Thoroughbred was first used in the United States in an advertisement in a Kentucky gazette to describe a New Jersey stallion called Pilgarlick . ... Yellow fever (also called black vomit or sometimes The American Plague) is an acute viral disease. ... This article is about cocoa, the food. ... Timber Timber is a term used to describe clusters of trees. ... Spanish Guinea was an African colony of Spain that became the independent nation of Equatorial Guinea. ... Bioko is an island off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, formerly called Fernando Po or Fernando Poo. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Rio Muni currently has a population of about 300,000, mainly composed of ethnic Fang tribes. It is split into four political jurisdictions: Centro Sur, Kie-Ntem, Litoral and Wele-Nzas. The largest city is Bata. Other major towns include Evinayong, Ebebiyin, Acalayong, Acurenam, Mongomo, Sevilla de Niefang, Valladolid de los Bimbiles and Mbini. Fang may mean: One of the Beti-Pahuin ethnic groups of Central Africa; A pointed tooth; A transliteration of Chinese Family Names 方,防,房 etc. ... Bata is the second largest city of Equatorial Guinea with a population of around 70,000 people. ... Evinayong is a town in south eastern Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea, with a population of around 5,000 people. ... Mongomo is a region in mainland Equatorial Guinea. ... Rio Muni (called Mbini in Fang), mainland geographical region of Equatorial Guinea, covering 26,000 km². Rio Muni was ceded by Portugal to Spain in 1778. ...


Postage stamps

Residents of Rio Muni originally used the postage stamps of Spanish Guinea, until 1960 when the Spanish government decreed the use of separate issues for Rio Muni and Fernando Po (Bioko). The first definitive series appeared in that year, consisting of nine values, 25 c to 10 p, all with the same design showing a missionary and a native boy reading, and inscribed "RIO MUNI". This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ... Bioko is an island off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, formerly called Fernando Po or Fernando Poo. ... A definitive postage stamp is a regular issue stamp that is part of a definitive issue or definitive series consisting of a range of denominations sufficient to cover all postal rates usefully. ...


Issues from 1961 on added the inscription "ESPAÑA"; typically 2-3 issues per year, consisting of 2-4 stamps each, and usually depicting local plants and animals. Another definitive series appeared in 1964, also with nine values. The last issue of Rio Muni was a set of three signs of the Zodiac issued on 25 April 1968; Equatorial Guinea became independent in October, and issued its own stamps subsequently. 1961 (As MAD Magazine pointed out on its first cover for the year) was the first upside-down year - i. ... This article is about the astrological concept. ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ...


All of the approximately 85 stamps of Rio Muni are readily available to collectors, almost all at the minimum price.


 
 

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