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List of Commonwealth Countries

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    What is Commonwealth?

    The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), also known as the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states, mostly were ruled by the British Empire.

    When was Commonwealth established?

    Eight governments came together on 28 April 1949 to form the modern Commonwealth. These countries were; United Kingdom, Australia, India, South Africa, Canada, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Pakistan.

    What is the goal of Commonwealth?

    The main goal of the Commonwealth organisation is to improve the well-being of all Commonwealth citizens and to advance their shared interests globally.

    The combined population of the Commonwealth is around 2.4 billion people which include both advanced and developing countries. Thirty members of commonwealth are small states, many of which are island nations.

    List of all the Commonwealth members is as follows;

      Asian Countries

       Name of Country

     1.

     Bangladesh

     2.

     Brunei Darussalam

     3.

     India

     4.

     Malaysia

     5.

     Pakistan

     6.

     Singapore

     7.

     Sri Lanka

     African Countries

     

     1.

     Botswana

     2.

     Cameroon

     3.

     The Gambia

     4.

     Ghana

     5.

     Kenya

     6.

     Lesotho

     7.

     Malawi

     8.

     Mauritius

     9.

     Mozambique

     10.

     Namibia

     11.

     Nigeria

     12.

     Rwanda

     13.

     Seychelles

     14.

     Sierra Leone

     15.

     South Africa

     16.

     Swaziland

     17.

     Uganda

     18.

     United Republic of Tanzania

     19.

     Zambia

     American Countries

     

     1.

     Antigua and Barbuda

     2.

     The Bahamas

     3.

     Barbados

     4.

     Belize

     5.

     Canada

     6.

     Dominica

     7.

     Grenada

     8.

     Guyana

     9.

     Jamaica

     10.

     Saint Kitts and Nevis

     11.

     Saint Lucia

     12.

     Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

     13.

     Trinidad and Tobago

     European Countries

     

     1.

     Cyprus

     2.

     Malta

     3.

     United Kingdom

     Pacific Countries

     

     1.

     Australia

     2.

     Fiji Islands

     3.

     Kiribati

     4.

     Nauru

     5.

     New Zealand

     6.

     Papua New Guinea

     7.

     Samoa

     8.

     Solomon Islands

     9.

     Tonga

     10.

     Tuvalu

     11.

     Vanuatu

     Total -53 countries

     

    The last two countries to join the Commonwealth are- Rwanda and Mozambique - have no historical ties to the British Empire but these two countries are members of the Commonwealth. On the other hand USA has been ruled by the British but it is not the member of the commonwealth.

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