Title : The State Visit of His Excellency U San Yu, President of the Socialist Repubic of the Union of Burma  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1496 
KPC#
C-1131 
MICHEL#
1520 
StanGib#
1789 
Scott#
1494 
Date of Issue
06/08/1987 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
National flags-of both countries and pigeon 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
Burma is a constitutional republic, which became independent of Great Britain in January 1948. The country, with a 670,000 sq km area, has a tropical monsoon climate, with the dry period extending from November to Apil and the rainy period from May to Octover. The capital is Rangoon. The population as of 1986 is 37,800,000. 78 percent of the people are Burmese and the rest belong to other minority groups. Most of the population are Buddhist. The official language is Burmese, but English, Hindi and Cantonese can be used. The per capita national income is 220 dollars (as of 1986), and the monetary unit is the Kyat.

During the last fiscal year, the country imported 640,000,000 dollars' worth of goods and exported 410,000,000 dollars' worth of goods. It produces teak among other things, but is also rich in such mineral resources as petroleum, natural gas, copper, zinc, and tungsten.

At the upper left corner of the national flag are a cogwheel and rice ears, surrounded in a circle by fourteen stars. The cogwheel symbolizes the worker, the rice ears the peasant, and the stars the seven states and seven regions of the country.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative postage stamp as a token of the heartfelt welcome that our nation extends to President U San Yu of Burma.