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The Commonwealth and its 'extraordinary cultural tapestry'

Map: 54-nation organization spans the globe

Last Updated: March 12, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne this year with her Diamond Jubilee, has called on all Commonwealth citizens to celebrate the "extraordinary cultural tapestry" of the 54 member nations. The Commonwealth, created from the remnants of the British Empire, represents 2 billion people around the globe. The map below shows all of the Commonwealth members. Select a country to read more.

Note: The Human Development Index (HDI) measures life expectancy, educational attainment and income.

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