Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Federation of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland was brought into being on 1 Aug. 1953, when the Queen signed the Order in Council proclaiming the Federal State. (See map in The Statesman’s Year-Book, 1955.) The Federation was dissolved with effect from 31 Dee. 1963. The following statements and statistics contain the latest and last information on the Federation.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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