Timeline of stamp issuing entities of Katanga and connected areas

Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) 1960–1971
State of Katanga 1960–1962
Zaire 1971–1997
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1997–today
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020

Stamp issuing entities of Katanga and connected areas

Name Issued
stamps
Bird
stamps
1960–1971 Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)

The Belgian Congo achieved independence on 30 June 1960 under the name “République du Congo” (“Republic of Congo” or “Republic of the Congo” in English). As the neighboring French colony of Middle Congo (Moyen Congo) also chose the name “Republic of Congo” upon achieving its independence, the two countries were more commonly known as “Congo-Léopoldville” and “Congo-Brazzaville”, after their capital cities. A constitutional referendum on 1965 resulted in the country’s official name being changed to the “Democratic Republic of the Congo.”

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 400
1960–1962 State of Katanga ≈ 90 ≈ 1
1971–1997 Zaire

In 1971 it was changed again to the “Republic of Zaïre”.

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 900 ≈ 52
1997–today Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 1997 the name was reverted to the “Democratic Republic of the Congo”.

→ see under Congo, Democratic Republic
≈ 700 ≈ 217

About Katanga

also known as: Katanga State en

Katanga was a breakaway state that proclaimed its independence from the Republic of Congo-Léopoldville on 11 July 1960.