Stamp Issuing Entities Of The World



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Qatar (1957-)

Stamp-issuing status: active; Population: 665,485 (1997 estimate). An Arab sheikhdom on the Persian Gulf. Long under Persian rule, Qatar became independent in the 19th century. It was occupied by the Ottoman Turks from 1871 to 1913 and came under British protection in 1916. In 1971, Qatar declared its independence, after considering and rejecting a plan to join in a federation with the United Arab Emirates. Qatar is oil-rich, and its sole economic weakness is a lack of skilled labor. Its oil earnings give it one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

Qu'aiti State (1942-67)

Stamp-issuing status: inactive. Former British protectorate in south Arabia. The Qu'aiti sultan was recognized as ruler of the entire Hadhramaut, Shirh and Mukalla, although the Kathiri State of Seiyun maintained a measure of autonomy. The region was absorbed by the People's Republic of Southern Yemen in 1967.

Queensland (1860-1913)

Stamp-issuing status: inactive; Population: 500,000 (1909 estimate). A state in northeast Australia. A British crown colony from 1859-1901, Queensland joined with five other British colonies to form the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.

Quelimane (1914-22)

Stamp-issuing status: inactive; Population: 877,000 (estimate). A province of Mozambique. Quelimane issues were superseded by those of Mozambique in 1922.






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