11 July 1960 - 14 January 1963
Independent nation (unrecognised)
Part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- On 1st July 1960, the Belgian Congo gained independence as the Republic of the Congo.
- On 11th July 1960, the province of Katanga
seceded from the Republic of Congo and declared itself an independent
nation, although it was not recognised by any other countries.
- It was reincorporated into the Republic of the Congo on 14th January 1963.
- Today, Katanga is part of the Democratic Republic of