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Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate in south central Africa, created in 1911 by combining North West Rhodesia and North East Rhodesia, which were controlled by the British South Africa Company. (The geographical [as opposed to political] term "Rhodesia" refers to a region generally comprising the areas that are today Zambia and Zimbabwe. [1]) It was administered by the British government after 1923, eventually becoming independent as the nation of Zambia on October 24, 1964. Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Rhodesia-1939. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Rhodesia-1939. ... A protectorate is, in international law, a political entity (a sovereign state or a less developed native polity, such as a tribal chiefstainship or feudal princely state) that formally agrees (voluntarily or under pressure) by treaty to enter into an unequal relationship with another, stronger state, called the protector, which... Categories: Africa geography stubs | Southern Africa ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The flag of the British South Africa Company The British South Africa Company (BSAC) was established by Cecil Rhodes through the amalgamation of the Central Search Association and the Exploring Company, Ltd. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


The name "Rhodesia" was derived from the surname of Cecil John Rhodes, the British empire-builder who was the most important figure in European expansion into southern Africa. Rhodes pushed British influence into the region by obtaining mineral rights from local chiefs under questionable circumstances. Cecil Rhodes. ...


Northern Rhodesia joined the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland when it was created in 1953, but when the Federation dissolved at the end of 1963, Northern Rhodesia reverted to its former status until achieving independence later in 1964. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


In 1935 Lusaka replaced Livingstone as the capital. Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Memorial to David Livingstone Livingstone, main street Livingstone also Maramba is a town and provincial capital in Zambia, located about 10 km from Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ...


Postage stamps

The British government issued postage stamps for Northern Rhodesia beginning on April 1, 1925, using a design featuring a giraffe and elephant, the usual profile of King George V, and inscribed "NORTHERN RHODESIA". The same design was used in 1938 but with a profile of George VI, and again in 1953 when Elizabeth II became Queen. A selection of Hong Kong postal stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all land-living animal species. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865–20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor (formerly known as the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was the third British monarch using the name Windsor. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ...


Northern Rhodesia resumed issuing its own stamps on December 1, 1963, with a definitive series all featuring the same design, the colony's coat of arms and a three-quarter portrait of the Queen. These were superseded by issues by Zambia in the following year. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... A definitive postage stamp is a regular issue stamp that is part of a definitive issue or definitive series consisting of a range of denominations sufficient to cover all postal rates usefully. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Nearly all of the stamps of Northern Rhodesia are inexpensively available, with the exception of the 7s6d and 20s of 1925, which are now worth about US$100. This article is about general United States currency. ...


See also

National motto: Sit Nomine Digna (Latin: May she be worthy of the name} Official language English Capital Salisbury Political system Parliamentary system Form of government Republic - Last President John Wrathall - Prime Minister Ian Smith Area  - Total  - % water 390 580 km² 1% Population  - 1978 est. ... Southern Rhodesia was the name given to the British colony situated immediately to the north of South Africa, known today as Zimbabwe. ...

External links

  • The Great North Road: Northern Rhodesians Worldwide.
  • Northern Rhodesia and Zambia: Photographs and Information from the Fifties and Sixties.

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Northern Rhodesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate in south central Africa, created in 1911 by combining North West Rhodesia and North East Rhodesia, which were controlled by the British South Africa Company.
Northern Rhodesia joined the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland when it was created in 1953, but when the Federation dissolved at the end of 1963, Northern Rhodesia reverted to its former status until achieving independence later in 1964.
Northern Rhodesia resumed issuing its own stamps on December 1, 1963, with a definitive series all featuring the same design, the colony's coat of arms and a three-quarter portrait of the Queen.
Northern Rhodesia - definition of Northern Rhodesia in Encyclopedia (303 words)
Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate in Africa, originally created in 1911 from the combination of the North West Rhodesia and North East Rhodesia areas of Rhodesia by the British South Africa Company.
Northern Rhodesia resumed issuing its own stamps on 1 December 1963, with a definitive series all featuring the same design, the colony's coat of arms and a three-quarter portrait of the Queen.
Nearly all of the stamps of Northern Rhodesia are inexpensively available, with the exception of the 7s6d and 20s of 1925, which are now worth about US $100.
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