Uganda (Commonwealth realm)
"For God and My Country"
Oh Uganda, Land Of Beauty
God Save the Queen
Location of the Commonwealth realm of Uganda (red) in Africa.
|Historical era||Cold War|
|-||Independence||26 May 1962|
|-||State of Uganda||9 October 1963|
|Currency||East African shilling|
The Commonwealth realm of Uganda, officially known as "Uganda", was a predecessor to the modern-day Uganda. It existed between 1962 and 1963.
When British rule ended in 1962, Uganda was given independence as a Commonwealth realm until the proclamation of the State of Uganda in on 9 October 1963. The description "State" implied that the post-Commonwealth realm was not a republic but instead a "federation of tribal kingdoms". Uganda did not become a republic de jure until 1966 with Milton Obote's conflict with President Edward Mutesa II.
- Sir Walter Coutts (9 October 1962 - 9 October 1963)
Following the abolition of the monarchy, the Kabaka (King) of Uganda, Edward Mutesa II, became the first President of the new State of Uganda.