Sunday, February 28, 2016
The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) 17.2.1992
The Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92) took place from Monday, April 20 to Monday, October 12, 1992 on La Isla de La Cartuja (Cartuja Island), Seville, Spain. The theme for the Expo was "The Age of Discovery" and over 100 countries were represented. The total amount of land used for the Expo was 215 hectares and the total number of visitors was 41,814,571 (as per the BIE website). Although not related, the exposition ran at the same time as the smaller Genoa Expo '92.
Expo'92 was organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus (1492-1992). The exposition was to be jointly held with the City of Chicago, however, due to national, state, and local funding difficulties, Chicago did not accept the offer.
It may be noted that the stamp on this FDC was designed by Children especially for Expo 92, Seville.
Thank you Merja.