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Crown Colony of North Borneo

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Capital  Jesselton
Historical era  New Imperialism
Date formed  1946
Government  Crown colony
Preceded by  Succeeded by
Date dissolved  September 16, 1963
Crown Colony of North Borneo
Languages  English, Kadazan Dusun, Bajau, Murut, Sabah Malay, Chinese etc.
Currency  North Borneo dollar, later Malaya and British Borneo dollar

The Crown Colony of North Borneo was a British Crown colony established in 1946 shortly after the dissolution of British Military Administration. On 16 October 1947, seven of the British-controlled islands in north-eastern Borneo named Turtle Islands together with Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi were ceded to the Philippine government under a past treaty signed between the United Kingdom and the United States.


The Governor of the Crown Colony of North Borneo (Malay: Tuan Yang Terutama Gabenor Koloni Mahkota British Borneo Utara) is the position created by the British Government upon the cession of North Borneo from the North Borneo Chartered Company. The appointment was made by King George VI, and later Queen Elizabeth II until the self-government of North Borneo on 31 August 1963 and the forming of the Federation of Malaysia on 1963. After the formation of Malaysia, the title was changed to 'Tuan Yang Terutama Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah', which also means 'His Excellency The Governor of Sabah', or 'His Excellency The Head of State of Sabah' and the appointment was later made by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or King of Malaysia. Labuan joined the Crown Colony on 15 July 1946.


Crown Colony of North Borneo Wikipedia

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