Portuguese India (India Portuguesa
or Estado da India) was the
A few years later prime minister
Jawaharlal Nehru ordered soldiers to invade
Portugal refused to recognize the Indian sovereignty and Portuguese India kept its representatives in the Portuguese parliament until the revolution in 1974. Until today people from former Portuguese India have the right to Portuguese citizenship, when they were born there before 1961.
After the fall of the territory two sets of stamps were issued. These were not available in the territory.
Capital: Nova Goa
Government: overseas territory of Portugal
Area: 3.814 km² (excl. Dadra and Nagar Aveli)
Population: 600.000 (1955)
Currency: 1 Rupia (16 Tangas), from 1959: 1 Escudo (100 Centavos)
Flag of Portuguese
date: October 1949
designer: José de Almada Negreiros
printer: Lito Nacional, Porto
1 2 ½ Tgs. globe, letters, text "UniÃO POSTAL UNiVERSAL / 75º aniversario"
(cat. Michel 453/SG 579/Yvert 420)
date: April 1962
printer: Casa da
remark: this stamp was issued after the occupation of the colony by India
2 2$50 malaria mosquito (Anopheles fluviatilis), campaign emblem, text "O mundo unido contro o
paludismo" and "Fluviatilis"
(cat. Michel 590/SG -/Yvert 564)