Independence Day for Tanganyika

Tanganyika was a territory in East Africa that came under German rule in the 1880s. Known as German East Africa, its rule transferred to the United Kingdom in 1916 in the midst of World War I. On 20 July 1922 the region became a  United Nations Trust Territory.

For the next 30 years, it came under a dizzying array of administrations, including the Customs Union of the East African Protectorate, the East African Postal Union, the East African Posts and Telecommunications Administration, the East African High Commission, the East African Common Services Organisation, and the East African Community.

It was granted internal self-government on December 9, 1961. Later, on April 26, 1964 it merged with Zanzibar to become Tanzania.

This flag of the Tanganyika Territory is in the public domain.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.