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Southern Rhodesia

Coat of arms 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.
Status Self-governing British colony
Capital Salisbury
Common languages English (official)
Shona and Sindebele widely spoken, some Afrikaans
Government Self-governing Crown colony
• 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
• Self-governing colony
1 October 1923 (1923)
• Federation
11 November 1965
3 March 1970
1 June 1979
17 April 1980
1904 372,518 km2 (143,830 sq mi)
• 1904
Currency Southern 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
  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.

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