Southern Rhodesia

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Southern Rhodesia
Self-governing British colony
1923–1953
1963–1965
1979–1980
Flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Anthem
God Save the Queen
Location of Southern Rhodesia in southern Africa.
Capital Salisbury
Languages English (official)
Shona and Sindebele widely spoken, some Afrikaans
Government Self-governing Crown colony
Governor
 •  1923–1928 Sir John Robert Chancellor
 •  1959–1969b Sir Humphrey Gibbs
 •  1979–1980 Lord Soames
Premier / Prime Minister
 •  1923–1927 Sir Charles Coghlan
 •  1933–1953 Sir Godfrey Huggins
 •  1964–1979 Ian Smith
History
 •  BSAC charter signed 1889
 •  Self-governing colony 1 October 1923 (1923)
 •  Federation 1953–1963
 •  UDI 11 November 1965
 •  Republic declared 3 March 1970
 •  Zimbabwe Rhodesia 1 June 1979
 •  Independence 17 April 1980
Area
 •  1904[1] 372,518 km2 (143,830 sq mi)
Population
 •  1904[1] est. 605,764 
     Density 2/km2 (4/sq mi)
Currency Southern Rhodesian pound
Rhodesian pound
Rhodesian dollar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Company rule in Rhodesia
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
a. Position not recognised by the Rhodesian government after 2 March 1970
b. Position not recognised by Rhodesian Government after 11 November 1965

Southern Rhodesia was the a self-governing British colony in southern Africa. It existed at various times during the 20th century. It covered territory north of the Limpopo River and south of the Zambezi River.

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. "Census of the British empire. 1901". Openlibrary.org. 1906. p. 177. Retrieved 26 December 2013.