This is the Chronology of The Commonwealth from 1949 – 2022.
The creation of the 21st Century Commonwealth,
showing the expansion from its establishment on 28 April 1949,
as a voluntary international organisation of the eight founding Nations,
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom,
to the 56 Member Nations of The Commonwealth in 2022.
For 70 years, from 1952 – 2022,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
was Head of The Commonwealth.
Joined Commonwealth: 1949(left in 1961, re-joined in 1994)
Population: 52,910,000 (2016)
Official Languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
Time Zone: GMT plus 2hrs
Currency: Rand (R)
Capital City: Pretoria