The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth:

The Commonwealth (originally British Commonwealth of nations) is an association of 53 countries. It is mainly composed of members of all Britain’s former colonies and dependencies that have attained independence and these countries formed a group known as “The Commonwealth”. The British monarch is symbolic head of the Commonwealth.

The members of the Commonwealth are as follows:

S. No. Country Year of joining
1.      Antigua and Barbuda 1981
2.      Australia 1931
3.      The Bahamas 1973
4.      Bangladesh 1972
5.      Barbados 1966
6.      Belize 1981
7.      Botswana 1966
8.      Brunei Darussalam 1984
9.      Cameroon 1995
10.   Canada 1931
11.   Cyprus 1961
12.   Dominica 1978
13.   Fiji Islands 1997
14.   The Gambia 1965
15.   Ghana 1957
16.   Grenada 1974
17.   Guyana 1966
18.   India 1947
19.   Jamaica 1962
20.   Kenya 1963
21.   Kiribati 1979
22.   Lesotho 1966
23.   Malawi 1964
24.   Malaysia 1957
25.   The Maldives 1982
26.   Malta 1964
27.   Mauritius 1968
28.   Mozambique 1995
29.   Namibia 1990
30.   Nauru 1968
31.   New Zealand 1931
32.   Nigeria 1960
33.   Pakistan 1947
34.   Papua New Guinea 1975
35.   St. Kitts and Nevis 1983
36.   St. Lucia 1979
37.   St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1979
38.   Samoa 1970
39.   Seychelles 1976
40.   Sierra Leone 1961
41.   Singapore 1965
42.   Solomon Islands 1978
43.   South Africa 1931
44.   Sri Lanka 1948
45.   Swaziland 1968
46.   Tanzania 1961
47.   Tonga 1970
48.   Trinidad and Tobago 1962
49.   Tuvalu 1978
50.   United Kingdom  
51.   Uganda 1962
52.   Vanuatu 1980
53.   Zambia 1964

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