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The Commonwealth

an association of 53 sovereign nations that support each other and work together towards international goals

symbol of The Commonwealth

At one time, most of these nations were part of the British Empire and swore allegiance to the British Crown. All are now fully independent and swear allegiance only to a set of common values and goals. According to terms of the London Declaration, issued in 1949, member nations agree to recognize the British monarch as the Head of the Commonwealth, with no actual governing authority.

To learn more about how The Commonwealth works, as well as its stated goals, see the official website, at www.thecommonwealth.org.

Members of The Commonwealth

map of The Commonwealth

Political Unit Capital
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
The Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Cameroon
Canada
Cyprus
Dominica
Fiji Islands
The Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Swaziland
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Zambia
St. John's
Canberra
Nassau
Dhaka
Bridgetown
Belmopan
Gaborone
Bandar Seri Begawan
Yaounde
Ottawa
Nicosia
Roseau
Suva
Banjul
Accra
St. George's
Georgetown
New Delhi
Kingston
Nairobi
Tarawa
Maseru
Lilongwe
Kuala Lumpur
Male
Valletta
Port Louis
Maputo
Windhoek
Yaren
Wellington
Abuja
Islamabad
Port Moresby
Basseterre
Castries
Kingstown
Apia
Victoria
Freetown
Singapore
Honiara
Cape Town
Colombo
Mbabane
Dar-es-Salaam
Nuku'alofa
Port-of-Spain
Funafuti
Kampala
London
Port-Vila
Lusaka

flags of member nations

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