Southern Rhodesia

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Southern Rhodesia

1923–1953
1963–1965
1979–1980
Flag of Southern Rhodesia
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Anthem: God Save the Queen
Location of Southern Rhodesia in southern Africa.
Location of Southern Rhodesia in southern Africa.
StatusSelf-governing British colony
CapitalSalisbury
Common languagesEnglish (official)
Shona and Sindebele widely spoken, some Afrikaans
GovernmentSelf-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 
1889
• Self-governing colony
1 October 1923 (1923)
1953–1963
• UDI
11 November 1965
3 March 1970
1 June 1979
17 April 1980
Area
1904[1]372,518 km2 (143,830 sq mi)
Population
• 1904[1]
605764
CurrencySouthern 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
  1. Position not recognised by the Rhodesian government after 2 March 1970
  2. 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.