List of Independence Day & Leaders of the Countries

Countries Name Independence Day Independence Leader
afghanistan Afghanistan August 19, 1919 Ahmad Shah Baba
albania Albania November 28, 1912 Ati i Kombit
algeria Algeria July 5, 1962 Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha
american samoa American Samoa January 1, 1962 Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III
andorra Andorra September 8, 1278 Charlemagne
angola Angola November 11, 1975 Paulo Dias de novais
anguilla Anguilla December 19, 1980 Ronald Webster
antigua and barbuda Antigua and Barbuda November 1, 1981 Christopher Columbus
argentina Argentina July 9, 1816 José de San Martín
armenia Armenia May 28, 1918 King Argishti
aruba Aruba January 1, 1986 Betico Croes
australia Australia January 26, 1788 Sir Henry Parkes
austria Austria October 26, 1955 Rudolf IV
azerbaijan Azerbaijan October 18, 1991 Mammad Amin Rasulzade
bahamas Bahamas July 10, 1973 Lynden Pindling
bahrain Bahrain December 16, 1971 Usfur ibn Rashid
bangladesh Bangladesh March 26, 1971 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
barbados Barbados November 30, 1966 Errol Barrow
belarus Belarus July 3, 1944 Aleksandr Lukashenko
belgium Belgium July 21, 1831 Philip the Good
belize Belize Sept 21, 1981 George Cadle Price
benin Benin August 1, 1960 Oranmiyan
bermuda Bermuda
bhutan Bhutan December 17, 1907 Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
bolivia Bolivia August 6, 1825 Simon Bolivar, Antonio José de Sucre
bosnia and herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina March 1, 1992 Tvrtko I of Bosnia
botswana Botswana September 30, 1966 Sir Seretse Khama
bouvet island Bouvet Island February 27, 1930 Dependent area of Norway
brazil Brazil September 7, 1822 Pedro Álvares Cabral
british indian ocean territory British Indian Ocean Territory 8 November 1965.
brunei darussalam Brunei Darussalam February 23, 1984 Awang Alak Betatar
bulgaria Bulgaria September 22, 1908 Kubrat
burkina faso Burkina Faso August 5, 1960 President Thomas Sankara
burundi Burundi July 1, 1962 Burundi. Burundi
cabo verde Cabo Verde July 5, 1975 Amilcar Cabral
cambodia Cambodia November 9, 1953 Jayavarman II
cameroon Cameroon January 1, 1960 Ruben Um Nyobe
canada Canada July 1, 1867 Founded by 36 people called the "Fathers of Confederation"
cayman Cayman first Monday of July
central african republic Central African Republic August 13, 1960 David Dacko
chad Chad August 11, 1960 François Tombalbaye
chile Chile September 18, 1810 Bernardo O'Higgins, José Miguel Carrera
china China October 1, 1949 Sun Yat-sen i
christmas island Christmas Island (25 December) 1643
cocos islands Cocos Islands 6 April 1984
colombia Colombia July 20, 1810 Simón Bolívar
comoros Comoros July 6, 1975 Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi
cook islands Cook Islands Captain James Cook
costa rica Costa Rica September 15, 1821 José María Castro Madriz
croatia Croatia June 25, 1991 Franjo Tuđman
cuba Cuba October 10, 1868 Tomás Estrada Palma
curaçao Curaçao
cyprus Cyprus October 1, 1960 Makarios III
czechia Czechia January 1, 1993 Václav Havel
côte d'ivoire Côte d'Ivoire August 7, 1960 Félix Houphouët-Boigny
democratic republic of the congo Democratic Republic of the Congo June 30, 1960 Patrice Lumumba, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Albert Kalonji, Jean Bolikango, Cléophas Kamitatu, and Paul Bolya
denmark Denmark June 5, 1849 Enrico Mylius Dalgas
djibouti Djibouti June 27, 1977 Hassan Gouled Aptidon
dominica Dominica November 3, 1978 Patrick John
dominican republic Dominican Republic February 27, 1844 Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, Matías Ramón Mella
ecuador Ecuador May 24, 1822 Juan José Flores
egypt Egypt February 28, 1922 Saad Zaghloul
el salvador El Salvador September 15, 1821 Manuel José Arce
equatorial guinea Equatorial Guinea October 12, 1968 Francisco Macías Nguema
eritrea Eritrea May 24, 1991 Isaias Afwerki
estonia Estonia February 24, 1918 Konstantin Päts
eswatini Eswatini September 6, 1968 Ngwane III
ethiopia Ethiopia May 28, 1991 Amda Tseyon
falkland islands Falkland Islands 14-Jun-82
fiji Fiji October 10,1970 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
finland Finland December 6, 1917 Gustaf Mannerheim
france France July 14, 1789 Charlemagne or Charles the great
french guiana French Guiana 14-Jul
french polynesia French Polynesia 29-Jun
french southern territories French Southern Territories Captain Nicolas-Thomas Marion-Dufresne
gabon Gabon August 17, 1960 Léon M'ba
gambia Gambia February 18, 1965 Dawda Jawara
georgia Georgia May 26, 1918 Zviad Gamsakhurdia
germany Germany January 18, 1871 Otto von Bismarck
ghana Ghana March 6, 1957 Kwame Nkrumah
gibraltar Gibraltar Friday, 10 sept Neanderthals
greece Greece March 25, 1821 Alexander the Great
greenland Greenland May 1, 1979 Erik Thorvaldsson
grenada Grenada February 7, 1974 Eric Matthew Gairy
guadeloupe Guadeloupe Jean Baptiste Jules
guam Guam July 4th, 1776 Jesus Baza Dueñas
guatemala Guatemala September 15, 1821 Juan José Arévalo
guernsey Guernsey Sir Dawda
guinea Guinea October 2, 1958 Ahmed Sékou Touré
guinea-bissau Guinea-Bissau September 24, 1973 Amílcar Cabral
guyana Guyana May 26, 1966 Cheddi Jagan
himi HIMI
haiti Haiti January 1, 1804 Jean-Jacques Dessalines
holy see (vatican city state) Holy See (Vatican City State) February 11, 1929 Benito Mussolini
honduras Honduras September 15,1821 Jose Cecilio del Valle
hong kong Hong Kong
hungary Hungary April 14, 1849 Prince Árpád
iceland Iceland June 17, 1944 Ingólfur Arnarson
india India August 15, 1947 Mahatma Gandhiji
indonesia Indonesia August 17, 1945 Kusno Sosrodihardjo aka Sukarno
iran Iran April 1, 1979 Cyrus the Great
iraq Iraq October 3, 1932 Cyrus the Great
ireland Ireland January 21, 1919 Ireland wasn't founded. Ireland is really old, like super-old.
isle of man Isle of Man
israel Israel May 14, 1948 David Ben-Gurion
italy Italy March 17, 1861 Vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia
jamaica Jamaica August 6, 1962 Norman Washington Manley
japan Japan April 28, 1952 Emperor Jimmu
jersey Jersey
jordan Jordan May 25, 1946 King of Jordan
kazakhstan Kazakhstan December 16, 1991 Alikhan Bukeikhanov
kenya Kenya December 12, 1963 Jomo Kenyatta
kiribati Kiribati July 12, 1979 Ieremia Tabai
kuwait Kuwait February 25, 1961 Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan August 31, 1991 Askar Akayev
laos Laos October 22, 1953 Fa Ngum
latvia Latvia May 4, 1990 Kārlis Ulmanis
lebanon Lebanon November 22, 1943 Bechara El Khoury
lesotho Lesotho October 4, 1966 Moshoeshoe II, original name Constantine Bereng Seeiso
liberia Liberia July 26, 1847 Joseph Jenkins Roberts
libya Libya December 24, 1951 King Idris Al-sanusi
liechtenstein Liechtenstein October 5, 1921 Emperor Karl
lithuania Lithuania March 11, 1990 King Mindaugas
luxembourg Luxembourg April 19, 1839 Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich
macao Macao December 20th 1999
madagascar Madagascar June 26, 1960 Philibert Tsiranana
malawi Malawi July 6, 1964 Amaravi people
malaysia Malaysia August 31, 1957 Tunku Abdul Rahman
maldives Maldives July 26, 1965 Abu al-Barakat Yusuf al-Barbari
mali Mali September 22, 1960 Sundiata Keita
malta Malta September 21, 1964 Dominic Mintoff
marshall islands Marshall Islands May 1, 1979 Amata Kabua
martinique Martinique 22-May-18 Aimé Fernand Césaire,
mauritania Mauritania November 28, 1960 Moktar Ould Daddah
mauritius Mauritius March 12, 1968 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
mayotte Mayotte
mexico Mexico September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
micronesia Micronesia November 3, 1986 Andon Amaraich
moldova Moldova August 27, 1991 Mircea Snegur
monaco Monaco January 8, 1297 François Grimaldi
mongolia Mongolia December 29, 1911 Genghis Khan
montenegro Montenegro June 3, 2006 Petar I Petrović-Njegoš
montserrat Montserrat Father Ignacio Duarte Quirós
morocco Morocco November 18, 1955 Mohammad Al-Khamis Ben Youssef Ben Mohammed Al-Alaoui known as Mohammed V
mozambique Mozambique Junuary 25, 1975 Samora Machel
myanmar Myanmar January 4, 1948 Aung San
namibia Namibia March 21, 1990 Sam Nujoma
nauru Nauru January 31, 1968 Hammer DeRoburt
nepal Nepal - Prithvi Narayan Shah
netherlands Netherlands July 26, 1581 William the Silent
new caledonia New Caledonia
new zealand New Zealand November 25, 1947 James Busby
nicaragua Nicaragua September 15, 1821 Francisco Hernández de Córdoba
niger Niger August 3, 1960 Hamani Diori
nigeria Nigeria October 1, 1960 Nnamdi Azikiwe
niue Niue October 19, 1974 Washington and Jefferson
norfolk island Norfolk Island 29 September 1844 Captain James Cook
north korea North Korea September 9, 1948 Kim Il-sung
north macedonia North Macedonia September 8, 1991 Krste Misirkov
northern mariana islands Northern Mariana Islands Camacho
norway Norway May 17, 1814 Einar Gerhardsen
oman Oman November 18, 1650 Sultan Qaboos bin Said
pakistan Pakistan August 14, 1947 Muhammad Ali Jinnah
palau Palau October 1, 1994 Roman Tmetuchl
palestine Palestine September 1, 1947 Yasser Arafat
panama Panama November 3, 1903 Simón Bolívar
papua new guinea Papua New Guinea September 16, 1975 Michael Somare
paraguay Paraguay May 15, 1811 José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
peru Peru July 28, 1824 Simón Bolívar
philippines Philippines June 12, 1898 Andrés Bonifacio
pitcairn Pitcairn
poland Poland November 11, 1918 Duke Mieszko I
portugal Portugal December 1, 1640 D. Afonso Henriques
puerto rico Puerto Rico
qatar Qatar December 18, 1878 Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani
republic of the congo Republic of the Congo June 30, 1960 Patrice Lumumba, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Albert Kalonji, Jean Bolikango, Cléophas Kamitatu, and Paul Bolya
romania Romania July 13, 1877 Decebalus and Trajan
russian federation Russian Federation December 25, 1991 Peter the Great, Peter I or Peter Alexeyevich
rwanda Rwanda July 1, 1962 Grégoire Kayibanda
réunion Réunion July 4, 2020.
saint barthélemy Saint Barthélemy Bruno Magras
saint helena, ascension and tristan da cunha Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
saint kitts and nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis September 19, 1983 Kennedy Simmonds
saint lucia Saint Lucia February 22, 1979 John Compton
saint martin Saint Martin Father Gerard Kemps
saint pierre and miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
saint vincent and the grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines October 27, 1979 Milton Cato
samoa Samoa June 1, 1962 Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinu'u II
san marino San Marino October 8, 1600 Saint Marinus
sao tome and principe Sao Tome and Principe July 12, 1975 São Tomé and Príncipe
saudi arabia Saudi Arabia September 23, 1932 Ibn Saud
senegal Senegal April 4, 1960 Léopold Sédar Senghor
serbia Serbia February 15, 1804 Dobrica Ćosić
seychelles Seychelles June 29, 1976 James Mancham
sierra leone Sierra Leone April 27, 1961 Thomas Peters
singapore Singapore August 9, 1965 Lee Kuan Yew
sint eustatius Sint Eustatius
sint maarten (dutch part) Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 10/10/2010
slovakia Slovakia July 17,1992 Andrej Hlinka (disputed)
slovenia Slovenia December 26, 1991 Primož Trubar
solomon islands Solomon Islands July 7, 1978 Alvaro de Mendana de Neira
somalia Somalia July 1, 1960 Mohammed Abdullah Hassan
south africa South Africa December 11, 1931 Nelson Mandela
south georgia and the south sandwich islands South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Captain James Cook
south korea South Korea June 25, 1950 Syngman Rhee
south sudan South Sudan July 9, 2011 John Garang
spain Spain December 6, 1978 Catholic Monarchs
sri lanka Sri Lanka February 4, 1948 Don Stephen Senanayake
sudan Sudan January 1, 1956 Abdallahi ibn Muhammad
suriname Suriname November 25, 1975 Johan Ferrier
svalbard and jan mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen 17 May 1864
sweden Sweden June 6, 1523 Gustav I or Gustav Eriksson
switzerland Switzerland August 1, 1291 Ulrich Ochsenbein
syrian arab republic Syrian Arab Republic April 17, 1946 Nazim al-Kudsi
taiwan, province of china Taiwan, Province of China Sun Yat-sen
tajikistan Tajikistan September 9,1991 Rakhmon Nabiyev
tanzania, united republic of Tanzania, United Republic of December 9, 1961 Julius Nyerere
thailand Thailand January 1, 1238 Sukhothai Kingdom
the faroe The Faroe
timor-leste Timor-Leste 28 nov, 1975 Xanana Gusmãoin
togo Togo April 27, 1960 Sylvanus Olympio
tokelau Tokelau feb 11, 1926.
tonga Tonga June 4,1970 George Tupou I or Tāufaʻāhau I,
trinidad and tobago Trinidad and Tobago August 31, 1962 Eric Williams
tunisia Tunisia March 20, 1956 Habib Bourguiba
turkey Turkey oct 20, 1923 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
turkmenistan Turkmenistan September 27, 1991 Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmen Supreme Soviet)
turks and caicos islands Turks and Caicos Islands Taino and Lucayan peoples
tuvalu Tuvalu October 1, 1978 Toaripi Lauti
uganda Uganda October 9, 1962 Apollo Milton Obote
ukraine Ukraine August 24, 1991 Mykhailo Hrushevsky
united arab emirates United Arab Emirates December 2, 1971 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
united kingdom United Kingdom No indepdence date King James VI & I
united states United States July 4, 1776 More than 10 Founding Fathers.
united states minor outlying islands United States Minor Outlying Islands
uruguay Uruguay August 25, 1825 José Gervasio Artigas
uzbekistan Uzbekistan September 1, 1991 Jahir-Uddin Muhammad Babur
vanuatu Vanuatu july 30, 1980 Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
venezuela Venezuela July 5, 1811 Simón Bolívar
vietnam Vietnam September 2, 1945 Hung Vuong
virgin islands, british Virgin Islands, British july 1, 1967 Alexander Hamilton
virgin islands, u.s. Virgin Islands, U.S. 4 july, 2020 Alexander Hamilton
wallis and futuna Wallis and Futuna july 29, 1961 Jakob Le Maire and Willem Schouten
western sahara Western Sahara feb 27, 1976 brahim ghali
yemen Yemen May 22, 1990 Ali Abdullah Saleh
zambia Zambia October 24, 1964 Kenneth Kaunda
zimbabwe Zimbabwe April 18, 1980 Canaan Banana
åland islands Åland Islands June 9, 1920 -