Map of Rhineland-PalatinateFlag of Rhineland-Palatinate
























As a result of the Yalta Conference, France was given its own occupation zone in Germany. On 30 August 1946 the state of Rhineland-Palatinate was formed out of the Bavarian or Rhenish Palatinate, the areas Koblenz and Trier from the Prussian Rhine Province, the province of Rheinhessen, part of the province of Hesse-Nassau and the district of Birkenfeld from Oldenburg. It was the last state in the Western Occupation Zones to be formed.


On 18 May 1947 the state adopted a constitution and in 1949 became a Land of the Federal Republic of Germany.



Capital:                        Koblenz

Government:                 parliamentary democracy, part of the French Occupation Zone

Area:                            19.847 km²

Population:                   3.004.784 (1950)

Currency:                      Mark (100 pfennig)

UN country code:           -

Internet TLD:                -

Dialling code:                -


Member of:                   no international organizations



For more stamps see:


Germany (Allied occupation)







Rhineland-Palatinate in Wikipedia.

The flag of Rhineland-Palatinate (French zone) in Flags of the World.




Stamp catalogue


UPU 75th anniversary

date:                   4 October 1949

designer:             Meyer and Pixa

printer:               Druckerei F. Burda, Offenburg, Baden

perforated:          14:14¼

sheet:                 100 (10 x 100


1     20                post horn, globe, olive branch, text "75 / JAHRE / WELT / POST / VEREIN / 1874 / 1949"


                          (cat. Michel 51/SG FB51/Yvert 50)


Rhineland-Palatinate - stamp as described above


2     30                post horn, globe, olive branch, text "75 / JAHRE / WELT / POST / VEREIN / 1874 / 1949"


                          (cat. Michel 52/SG FB52/Yvert 51)


Rhineland-Palatinate - stamp as described above









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