Mozambique island Fort, Mozambique
Mozambique island Fort, Mozambique

Data on the independence of Portuguese colonies

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Written by Dietrich Köster. 

Brazil – 07 September 1822

Cape Verde – 05 July 1975

Portuguese Guinea – unilateral proclamation: 24 September 1973, definitive independence: 10 September 1974

São João Baptista de Ajudá – occupation by the Republic of Dahomey (Benin): 01 August 1961

São Tomé and Príncipe – 12 July 1975

Angola – 11 November 1975

Mozambique – 25 June 1975

Diu Fort, India

Diu Fort, India

Portuguese State of India (Dadrá and Nagar Haveli) – seizure by the Indian Union: 02 August 1954

Portuguese State of India: (Goa, Damão and Diu) – seizure by the Indian Union: 19 December 1961

Macau – transfer of political power to the People’s Republic of China: 20 December 1999

Portuguese Timor – unilateral proclamation: 28 November 1975, invasion by the Republic of Indonesia: 07 December 1975, definitive independence: 20 May 2002

Copyright 2004 by Dietrich Köster, D-53115 Bonn

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