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9 July 2012

90 Years of Burgenland

White Stork (白鸛)
Austria (2011)
21st October, 2011. Pinkafeld

Burgenland is the easternmost state of Austria, in the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia. It founded on 1921, before World War I, the most area of Burgenland owned by Hungary, but according to Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1919) and Treaty of Trianon (1920), Burgenland despite to Austria. Although it was objected by Hungary, only people who live in Oedenburg support the area still leave in Hungary in the poll of Oedenburg, 14 to 16 December of 1921, while others build a new state of Austria.

The stamp features a family of White Stork, in European area, it is common to see White Stork builds their nest at the top of clock-tower, church or somewhere is the highest point of building.
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