List of state leaders in 1961

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This is a list of heads of state, government leaders, and other rulers in the year 1961.

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

North America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

South America[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Cameroon joined Cameroon only in 1961.
  2. ^ Chad only became independent in 1960.
  3. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was President of the United Arab Republic 1958-1961.
  4. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was Prime Minister of the United Arab Republic 1958-1961.
  5. ^ In exile between 1936 and 1941.
  6. ^ Gabon only became independent in 1960.
  7. ^ The Malagasy Republic only became independent in 1960.
  8. ^ Mali only became independent in 1960.
  9. ^ Mauritania only became independent in 1960.
  10. ^ Morocco only became independent in 1956.
  11. ^ Nnamdi Azikiwe was titled President of Nigeria between 1963 and 1966.
  12. ^ Nigeria only became independent in 1960.
  13. ^ Senegal only became independent in 1960.
  14. ^ Titled Chief Minister until independence.
  15. ^ Togo only became independent in 1960.
  16. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was President of Egypt 1954-1958 and 1961-1970.
  17. ^ Gamal Abdel Nasser was Prime Minister of Egypt 1954-1958 and 1961-1962.
  18. ^ Upper Volta only became independent in 1960.
  19. ^ North Korea only became independent in 1948.
  20. ^ Malaya only became independent in 1957.
  21. ^ Prime minister of Vietnam from 1976 to 1987.
  22. ^ In exile between 1940 and 1945.
  23. ^ The seven member Swiss Federal Council is the collective head of state and the government of Switzerland. Within the Council, the President of the Swiss Confederation serves solely in a primus inter pares capacity for one year.
  24. ^ The position Prime Minister of Cuba was abolished on 2 December 1976, but President of the Council of Ministers was created and it continued to be held by Fidel Castro.