Thursday, March 4, 2010

#107 Taiwan...Thanks Alan!

This FDC was from Scenery series just issued on Feb 24,2010 to publicize Peng-hu's unique landscape.

The Peng-hu islands are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait consisting of 90 small islands and islets covering an area of 141 square kilometers. The whole archipelago forms Penghu County.

Peng-hu was first recorded in unofficial historical records and regional logs in 1171 during the Southern Song Dynasty[1]. From the middle of the 17th century to 1895, Taiwan and the archipelago were ruled by pirates, the colonial Dutch Empire, the Koxinga kingdom, and the Qing Dynasty, successively.

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