Nations and their Independence Day

United states of America celebrated its Independence Day on July 4th. On this occasion I thought I will make a list of the Sovereign Nations and their Independence Days.

It may not be appropriate to say Independence Day is the date of a Nation's Birth, because Nation building is a long evolutionary process. As per Wikipedia, "For many ancient and medieval nations these starting points are usually the dates when a nation was mentioned in a written document for the first time or simply a date from their national mythology. For post-colonial nations, starting with the United States, the beginning of statehood is usually considered to be the date when independence was declared, granted and/or recognized."

The Independence Days are listed as per the months, so you will know which are the countries celebrating their Independence Day in a particular month. (Is any nation celebrating its day with your Bday ?;))


NationsFlagIndependence Day
HaitiHaiti Flag - Haiti became independent on Jan 1, 1804 January 1, 1804
AustraliaAustralia Flag - Australia became independent on Jan 1, 1901January 1, 1901
Sudan Sudan Flag - Sudan became independent on Jan 1, 1956January 1, 1956
CameroonCameron Flag - Cameron became independent on Jan 1, 1960January 1, 1960
BurmaBurma Flag - Burma became independent on Jan 4, 1948January 4, 1948
Samoa Samoa Flag - Samoa became independent on Jan 1, 1962January 1, 1962
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Flag - Czech Republic became independent on Jan 1, 1993January 1, 1993
SlovakiaSlovakia Flag - Slovakia became independent on Jan 1, 1993January 1, 1993
BruneiBrunei Flag - Brunei became independent on Jan 1, 1984January 1, 1984 
Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Flag - Antigua and Barbua became independent on Jan 11, 1981January 11, 1981 
GermanyGermany Flag - Germany became independent on Jan 18, 1871January 18, 1871
NetherlandsNetherlands Flag - Netherlands became independent on Jan 23, 1579 January 23, 1579
NauruNauru Flag - Nauru became independent on Jan 31, 1968January 31, 1968
Sri LankaSri Lanka Flag - Sri Lanka became independent on Feb 4, 1948February 4, 1948 
Grenada  Grenada Flag - Grenada became independent on Feb 7, 1974February 7, 1974
Vatican City February 11, 1929 
Kosovo Kosovo Flag - Kosovo became independent on Feb 17, 2008February 17, 2008 
GambiaFebruary 18, 1965  
Dominican RepublicDominican Republic Flag - Dominican Republic became independent on Feb 27, 1844February 27, 1844 
EgyptEgypt Flag - Egypt became independent on Feb 28, 1922February 28, 1922
Saint Lucia  February 22, 1979  
Italy Italy Flag - Italy became independent on Mar 17, 1861March 17, 1861
MoroccoMorocco Flag - Morocco became independent on Mar 2, 1956March 2, 1956
Bulgaria Bulgaria Flag - Bulgaria became independent on Mar 3, 1878March 3, 1878
Bosnia and Herzegovina  March 3, 1992
GhanaGhana Flag - Ghana became independent on Mar 6, 1957March 6, 1957
LithuaniaMarch 11, 1990
Mauritius Mauritius Flag - Mauritius became independent on Mar 12, 1968March 12, 1968
TunisiaMarch 20, 1956
Namibia March 21, 1990
Bangladesh Bangladesh Flag - Bangladesh became independent on Mar 26, 1971March 26, 1971
SenegalApril 4, 1960
GeorgiaGeorgia Flag - Georgia became independent on Apr 9, 1991April 9, 1991
Syria April 17, 1946 
ZimbabweZimbabwe Flag - Zimbabwe became independent on Apr 18, 1980April 18, 1980
TanzaniaApril 26, 1964
Sierra LeoneApril 27, 1961 
United Kingdom United Kingdom Flag - United Kingdom(UK) became independent on May 1, 1707 May 1, 1707
RomaniaRomania Flag - Romania became independent on May 9, 1877May 9, 1877 
ParaguayParaguay Flag - Paraguay became independent on May 14, 1811May 14, 1811
CubaMay 20, 1902
EcuadorMay 24, 1822
Jordan Jordan Flag - Jordan became independent on May 25, 1946 May 25, 1946
IsraelMay 14, 1948
Guyana Guyana Flag - Guyana became independent on May 26, 1966May 26, 1966
TogoMay 27, 1960
Yemen Yemen Flag - Yemen became independent on May 22, 1990May 22, 1990
EritreaMay 24, 1993
East TimorMay 20, 2002
South AfricaSouth Africa Flag - South Africa became independent on May  31, 1910May 31, 1910
MontenegroJune 3, 2006
TongaJune 4, 1970
SerbiaSerbia Flag - Serbia became independent on Jun 5, 2006June 5, 2006
SwedenSweden Flag - Sweeden became independent on Jun 6, 1523June 6, 1523
NorwayNorway Flag - Norway became independent on Jun 7, 1905June 7, 1905
PhilippinesPhilippines Flag - Philippines became independent on Jun 12, 1898June 12, 1898
Iceland June 17, 1944
KuwaitKuwait Flag - Kuwait became independent on Jun 19, 1961June 19, 1961
Mozambique June 25, 1975
Croatia Croatia Flag - Croatia became independent on Jun 25, 1991June 25, 1991
Slovenia June 25, 1991 
MadagaskarMadagaskar Flag - Madagaskar became independent on Jun 26, 1960June 26, 1960
DjiboutiJune 27, 1977
SeychellesSeychelles Flag - Seychelles became independent on Jun 29, 1976 June 29, 1976 
CongoJune 30, 1960
United States of AmericaUnited States of America Flag - USA became independent on July 4, 1776July 4, 1776 
VenezuelaVenezuela Flag - Venezuela became independent on July 5, 1811July 5, 1811
ColombiaColombia Flag - Colombia became independent on July 20, 1810July 20, 1810
ArgentinaArgentina Flag - Argentina became independent on July 9, 1816July 9, 1816 
PeruPeru Flag - Peru became independent on July 28, 1821July 28, 1821

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Switzerland  Switzerland Flag - Switzerland became independent on Aug 1, 1291August 1, 1291
BeninAugust 1, 1960
Niger Niger Flag - Niger became independent on Aug 3, 1960 August 3, 1960
Burkina Faso
August 5, 1960
Bolivia Bolivia Flag - Bolivia became independent on Aug 6, 1825August 6, 1825
Jamaica Jamaica Flag - Jamaica became independent on Aug 6, 1962 August 6, 1962
Cote d'Ivorie August 7, 1960
Bhutan  Bhutan Flag - Bhutan became independent on Aug 8, 1949August 8, 1949
Singapore  August 9, 1965
Chad August 11, 1960
Central African RepublicAugust 13, 1960
PakistanPakistan Flag - Pakistan became independent on Aug 14, 1947August 14, 1947
BahrainAugust 15, 1971
Congo, Dem. Rep. of theAugust 15, 1960
India India Flag - India became independent on Aug 15, 1947August 15th, 1947 
Korea, South August 15, 1945
Korea, North August 15, 1945
Cyprus Cyprus Flag - Cyprus became independent on Aug 16, 1960August 16, 1960
Indonesia August 17, 1945
Gabon August 17, 1960 
Afghanistan Afghanistan Flag - Afhanistan became independent on Aug 19, 1919August 19, 1919 
Estonia  August 20, 1991
KyrgyzstanKyrgyztan Flag - Kyrgyztan became independent on Aug 21, 1991August 21, 1991


RussiaRussia Flag - Russia became independent on Aug 24, 1991August 24, 1991
UruguayAugust 25, 1825
BelarusBelarus Flag - Belaurs became independent on Aug 25, 1991August 25, 1991 
MoldovaAugust 27, 1991
AzerbaijanAugust 30, 1991
Trinidad and TobagoAugust 31, 1962
MalaysiaMalaysia Flag - Malaysia became independent on Aug 31, 1957August 31, 1957
UzbekistanSeptember 1, 1991 
VietnamSeptember 2, 1945 
QuatarQuatar Flag - Quatar became independent on Sep 3, 1971September 3, 1971
SwazilandSeptember 6, 1968 
EstoniaSeptember 6, 1991
BrazilBrazil Flag - Brazil became independent on Sep 7, 1822September 7, 1822
Tajikistan September 9, 1991 
NicaraguaSeptember 15, 1821
HondurasHonduras Flag - Honduras became independent on Sep 15, 1821September 15, 1821
GuatemalaSeptember 15, 1821
El SalvadorEl Salvador Flag - El Salvador became independent on Sep 15, 1821September 15, 1821
NicaraguaSeptember 15, 1821 
Costa Rica September 15, 1821
MexicoMexico Flag - Mexico became independent on Sep 16, 1810September 16, 1810
Macedonia
September 17, 1991
Chile Chile Flag - Chile became independent on Sep 18, 1810September 18, 1810
ArmeniaSeptember 21, 1991 
BelizeBelize Flag - Belize became independent on Sep 21, 1981September  21, 1981 
Malta
September 21, 1964 
Mali Mali Flag - Mali became independent on Sep 22, 1960September 22, 1960
Saudi Arabia
September 23,  1932  
New ZealandNew Zealand Flag - New Zealand became independent on Sep 26, 1907September 26, 1907
BotswanaSeptember 30, 1966
Nigeria Nigeria Flag - Nigeria became independent on Oct 1, 1960October 1, 1960
TuvaluOctober 1, 1978
PalauOctober 1, 1994 
Iraq October 3, 1932 
BelgiumBelgium Flag - Belgium became independent on Oct 4, 1830October 4, 1830 
LesothoOctober 4, 1966 
UgandaOctober 9, 1962 
FijiFiji Flag - Fiji became independent on Oct 10, 1970October 10, 1970
Equatorial GuineaOctober 12, 1968 
Marshall IslandsOctober 21, 1986 
ZambiaZambia Flag - Zambia became independent on Oct 24, 1964October 24, 1964 
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesOctober 27, 1979 
TurkmenistanOctober 27, 1991 
TurkeyTurkey Flag - Turkey became independent on Oct 29, 1923October 29, 1923 


DominicaDominica Flag - Dominica became independent on Nov 3, 1978November 3, 1978 
Micronesia, Federated States ofNovember 3, 1986 
PanamaPanama Flag - Panama became independent on Nov 3, 1903November 3, 1903 
CambodiaNovember 9, 1953
AngolaAngola Flag - Angola became independent on Nov 11, 1975November 11, 1975
PolandPoland Flag - Poland became independent on Nov 11, 1918November 11, 1918
LebanonNovember 22, 1943
SurinameNovember 25, 1975
MauritaniaNovember 28, 1960
Albania Albania Flag - Albania became independent on Nov 28, 1912November 28, 1912  
BarbadosNovember 30, 1966
Iceland Iceland Flag - Iceland became independent on Dec 1, 1918December 1, 1918 
United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates Flag - UAE became independent on Dec 2, 1971December 2, 1971
Finland Finland Flag - Finland became independent on Dec 6, 1917December 6, 1917 
IrelandIreland Flag - Ireland became independent on Dec 6, 1921December 6, 1921
KenyaDecember 12, 1963 
KazakhstanKazakhstan Flag - Kazakhstan became independent on Dec 16, 1991December 16, 1991 
LibyaDecember 24, 1951 

[Sources:Wikipedia, About.com, Google]

2 comments:

RAJADURAI JAISHVA said...

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Niveditha said...

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