65 Countries Gained Independence From British Rule Including US And Nigeria (Full List)

65 Countries Gained Independence From British

Below is a list of all the 65 countries that gained independence from British colonization and the dates of their independence.

1. Afghanistan: Gained independence on the 19th of August 1919.

2. Antigua and Barbuda: Gained independence on the 1stbof November 1981.

3. Australia: Gained independence on the 11th of 1901.

4. Papua New Guinea: Gained independence on September 16th 1975.

5. The Bahamas: Gained independence on 10th July 1973.

6. Bahrain: Gained independence on the 15th of August 1971.

 7. Barbados: Gained independence on 30th of November 1966.

8. Belize: 21st of September 1981.

9. Botswana: 30th of September 1966.

10. Brunei: 1st of January 1984.

11. Cameroon: 1st October 1961.

12. Canada: 1st of July 1867.

13. Cyprus: 16th of August 1960.

14. Dominica: 3rd of November 1978.

15. Egypt: Gained independence on the 28th of February 1922, although the Britain retained control over Suez Canal Zone until 1952.

16. Eswatini: Known in English as Switzerland gained independence on the 6th of September 1968.

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17. Fiji: 10th of October 1970.

18. The Gambia: 18th of February 1965.

19. Ghana: 6th of March 1957.

20. Grenada: 7th of February, 1974.

21. Guyana: 26th of May, 1966.

22. India: 15th of August, 1947.

23. Iraq: 3rd of October, 1932.

23. Israel/Palestine: 14th of May 1948. Palestine declared independence from Israel on the 15th of November, 1988.

24. Jamaica: 6th of August, 1962.

25. Jordan: 25th of May, 1946.

26. Kenya: 12th of December, 1963.

27. Kiribati Gilbert and Ellice Island: 12th July 1979.

28. Kuwait: 19th of June 1961.

29. Lesotho: 4th of October, 1966.

30. Libya: 24th of December, 1951.

31. Malawi: 6th of July, 1964.

32. Malaysia: 16th September, 1963.

33. Singapore: 9th of August, 1965.

34. Maldives: 26th July 1965.

35. Malta: 21st of September 1964.

36. Mauritius: 12th of March 1968.

37. Myanmar: 4th January, 1968.

38. Nauru: 31st of January 1968.

39. New Zealand: 11th December 1931.

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40. Nigeria: 1st of October 1960.

41. Oman: 20th of December, 1951.

42. Pakistan: 14th of August, 1947.

43. Qatar: 3rd of September 1971.

44. Saint Lucia: 22nd of February 1979.

45. Saint Kitts and Nevis: 19th of September 1983.

46. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 27th of October 1979.

47. Seychelles: 29th of June 1976.

48. Sierra Leone: 27th of April 1961.

49. Singapore: gained independence from Britain on the 3rd of June 1959, but became a self-governing out of Malaysia on the 9th of August 1965.

50. Solomon Islands: 7th of July 1978.

51. South Africa: Gained independence from British rule on the 22nd of May 1934, but became a self governing country on the 31st of May 1961.

52. Somalia: 26th of July 1960.

53. Sri Lanka: 4th of February 1948.

54. Sudan: 1st of January 1956.

55. Tanzania: Gained independence on the 9th of December 1961.

56. Tonga: 4th of June 1970.

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57. Trinidad and Tobago: 31st of August 1962.

58. Tuvalu Gilbert Island: 1st of October 1978.

59. Uganda: 9th of October 1962.

60. United Arab Emirate: 2nd of November 1971.

61. United States: Declared themselves independent from Britain on the 4th of July 1776. But the official date recognized by the British government is 1783 after the revolutionary war of independence.

62. Vanuata: 30th of July 1980.

63. Yemen: 30th of November 1964.

64. Zambia: 24th of October 1964.

65. Zimbabwe; 11th of November 1965.

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