British Bechuauanland #35 (1891)

British Bechaunaland #35 (1891)

British Bechuanaland was a short lived crown colony of the United Kingdom that existed in southern Africa from its formation on September 1, 1885, until its annexation to the neighboring Cape Colony on November 16, 1895. The earlier history of the region up until it’s division from the northern portion was told in an article about the Bechuanaland Protectorate published on this blog earlier this … Continue reading British Bechaunaland #35 (1891)

Bechuanaland Protectorate #96 (1927)

Bechuanaland Protectorate #96 (1927)

Bechuanaland meant the country of the Tswana and for administrative purposes was divided into two political entities. The northern part, administered as the Bechuanaland Protectorate, had an area of 225,000 square miles (580,000 km²), and became the Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana in Tswana) upon independence within the Commonwealth on September 30, 1966. The southern part was administered as the crown colony of British Bechuanaland; … Continue reading Bechuanaland Protectorate #96 (1927)