26 June 1960 - 1 July 1960
Now: Legally incorporated into Somalia, but unofficially independent as Somaliland
- On 26th June 1960, British Somaliland gained independence as the State of Somaliland.
- On 1st July 1960, the state merged with Italian Somaliland to become Somalia.
- Although still legally part of Somalia, since 24th May 1991 the land has been de facto independent as the unrecognised Republic of Somaliland.