Finland Featured for the First Time on UN Stamp

\"\"Helsinki’s 250-year-old naval fortress of Suomenlinna has received its own stamp. The stamp was released last week by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in a series that depicts UNESCO World Heritage sites.The Suomenlinna stamp depicts the Kuninkaanportti (“King’s Gate”) original main entrance to the fortress.This is the first time Finland is featured in a UN stamp.On May 5th, the UNPA issued a collection of six commemorative stamps on the theme \”World Heritage – Nordic Countries\”. Sites in the five Nordic countries and the Struve Geodetic Arc are included in the set.

Besides Suomenlinna and the Struve Geodetic Arc, the stamps in the series also include the Drottningholm Castle from Sweden, the Kronborg Castle from Denmark, the Surtsey volcanic island from Iceland, and the Urnes stave church from Norway.

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