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Issue date: 21st March 2002

In the year of 2002, Slovenia issued two postage stamps in honour of the "International Year of Mountains".
The stamps do not show the "International Year of Mountains" logo, but the logo is shown on the First Day Cover.

The detailed issue information reads:

Mountains - Špik The Martuljek Group Slovenia is a mountainous country and the Alps cover a large proportion of its surface (42 %). The Martuljek group is an image of utter harmony and architectonic perfection representing the well-preserved heart of the Triglav National Park. With five peaks rising above 2,500 m, the mountains in this area are among the highest in Slovenia. The special importance of the Alpine world is highlighted also by the Carniolan Lily (Lilium Carniolicum) and Alpine Clematis (Clematis Alpina), which grow from the low mountains right up to the high mountain belt and bloom from May to July. The Carniolan Lily has large orange-red flowers. It has been protected since 1949. The Alpine Clematis is a deciduous climber up to 2m tall producing bell-shaped blue or violet flowers. The stamps featuring the Martuljek group and Špik end the almost ten year long Mountains series and celebrate the UN International Year of Mountains (IYM). The aim of all IYM activities is to increase awareness of and knowledge about mountain ecosystems and to promote the conservation and sustainable development of mountain regions, as well as cultural heritage of mountain communities. (text Slovenia Post)

 

 

 

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