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Santa Claus and Santa Claus get every year six million letters

December 21 2007

National postal services around the world annually handle 6 million of letters addressed to Santa Claus (or its Western counterparts - Santa Claus and St. Nicholas), the press service of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Berne (Switzerland).

A study conducted by the UPU, showed that the main character of the New Year holiday is the most popular destination in the world of personal correspondence. The volume of correspondence being sent to Santa Claus, reached in 2006, 6 million units. The practice of handling such correspondence exists in the 20 national postal services. Despite the fact that competition paper letters by electronic means of communication has steadily increased, the number of letters sent to Santa Claus, from year to year, BELTA.

According to the UPU, everything in the world for more than 5 million people are involved in the delivery of Christmas and New Year greetings. Among the countries in which the mail is received and processed the largest number of letters to Santa Claus, the UPU is called France (1,2 million of letters).


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