Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lakes of Ounianga | Chad

Chad postcard
Located in North-Eastern Chad, in a hot and hyperarid desert setting with less than 2mm rainfall per year, the Lakes of Ounianga comprises a total of 18 lakes.

The Lakes of Ounianga are located in a basin which, less than 10,000 years ago, was occupied by a much larger lake and has a globally unique hydrological system, sustaining the largest permanent freshwater lakes system in the heart of a hyperarid environment.

The stamp on the left is part of a set of four cat-stamps, issue 2012.

In 2001 Chad issued a sheet with 9 different stamps showing paintings by famous Dutch painter Van Gogh.


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