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17 March 2010
3/2010
Commemorative Issue

World Exposition `EXPO 2010`

Cyprus
Organised every five years, the EXPO commercial world expositions give participating countries the opportunity to present their technological achievements as well as their civilization. EXPO 2010 will be held in Shanghai, from May 1st to October 31st, 2010. More than 240 countries and international organisations from all over the world will be present, and it will be the biggest exposition ever staged. In total, it is expected to attract up to 70 million visitors.

The theme of EXPO 2010, "Better City, Better Life", focuses on to the relationship between city and human life in three different perspectives - human being, city and global environment. The theme will be represented in thematic pavilions, in the pavilions of the participating countries, cities and international organisation, as well as through forums. The Republic of Cyprus is participating with a pavilion of 428 sq. meters under the title "The House of Aphrodite". It will present via multimedia means the cultural heritage, the development of cities, the way of life, the natural beauties of the island, as well as the Cypriots' vision of the city of the future.

Text: Department of Town Planning and Housing
Source: Stamps and Philatelic Services, Cyprus Post

EXPO 2010: Better City, Better Life  

EXPO 2010: Better City, Better Life

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Organised every five years, the EXPO commercial world expositions give participating countries the opportunity to present their technological achievements as well as their civilization. EXPO 2010 will be held in Shanghai, from May 1st to October 31st, 2010. More than 240 countries and international organisations from all over the world will be present, and it will be the biggest exposition ever staged. In total, it is expected to attract up to 70 million visitors. The theme of EXPO 2010, "Better City, Better Life", focuses on the relationship between city and human life in three different perspectives - human being, city and global environment. The theme will be represented in thematic pavilions, in the pavilions of the participating countries, cities and international organisations, as well as through forums. The Republic of Cyprus is participating with a pavilion of 428sq. meters under the title "The House of Aphrodite". It will present via multimedia means the cultural heritage, the development of cities, the way of life, the natural beauties of the island, as well as the Cypriots' vision of the city of the future.

Cancellation Stamps

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC World Exposition `EXPO 2010`

Technical Information

Design-Artwork: Ioanna Kalli, Nicosia
Printing: Litho-Offset on unwatermarked paper
Printer: Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A., Greece
Period of sale: 1 year or until sold-out
Size of Stamp: 27mm x 40mm
Quantities:
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