Cameroon Flag

Cameroon flag
Cameroon flag

The flag of Cameroon is a vertical tricolor consisting of three equal horizontal bands of green, red, and yellow, with a five-pointed star in the center. The green represents the forests of the south, the red represents unity, and the yellow represents the sun and the savannas of the north.

The five-pointed star, known as the “star of unity,” is contained within the red stripe and symbolizes the unity of the country. The flag was adopted in its current form in 1975 after Cameroon became a unitary state. Prior to this, the flag had a similar design, but with two gold stars in the upper half of the green stripe.

This flag was used from 1961 to 1975 and was adopted after British Southern Cameroons joined the state of Cameroon. The original flag of Cameroon, adopted in 1957, was a simple tricolor of green, red, and yellow.

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Country information

Cameroon is a country located in Central Africa, bordered by Chad to the north, Nigeria to the west, the Central African Republic to the east, and Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. It is the home to over 25 million people, making it the 55th most populous country in the world.

The country has a diverse range of cultures and languages, with over 200 indigenous languages spoken throughout the country. French and English are the official languages of Cameroon, reflecting its colonial history as a former French and British colony.

Cameroon has a varied and diverse landscape, ranging from the lush rainforests in the south to the dry savannas in the north. Mount Cameroon, the highest peak in West Africa, is located in the country, and the Niger and Benue rivers flow through its territory.

Agriculture is a major industry in Cameroon, with the country exporting a variety of crops including coffee, cocoa, and cotton. It is also rich in natural resources such as timber and oil, which contribute to the country's economy.

Cameroon is a member of the African Union and the Economic Community of Central African States, and it has a strong relationship with France, its former colonial power.

The country has a complex political history, with periods of stability and unrest. In recent years, the government has faced criticism for its human rights record, including allegations of corruption and electoral fraud.

Despite its challenges, Cameroon has a rich and vibrant culture, with a diverse range of traditional music, dance, and art forms. It is also home to several national parks and wildlife reserves, including the Korup National Park, which is home to a diverse array of plant and animal species.

Overall, Cameroon is a fascinating and diverse country with a rich history and culture, and it is an important contributor to the African continent.

Independent Yes
Country codes CM, CMR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Cameroon
Official languages French and English
Religion 59.7% Christianity, 20.2% Islam, 19.0% Traditional faiths, 0.8% No religion, 0.3% Others
Capital city Yaoundé
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 28,207,056 (2023)
Population density 56 per Km2 (145 people per mi2)
Urban Population 56.3 % of the population is urban (14,941,523 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -4,800
Median age 18.7 years
Total area The total land area is 472,710 Km2 (182,514 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Cameroon (4 040 m, 13 255 ft)
Lowest point Bight of Bonny
GDP per capita $ 1,666 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Central African CFA franc (Fr, XAF)
Calling code +237
Internet TLD .cm (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Cameroon Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Cameroon

1 Douala 1,338,082
2 Yaounde 1,299,369
3 Garoua 436,899
4 Kousseri 435,547
5 Bamenda 393,835
6 Maroua 319,941
7 Bafoussam 290,768
8 Mokolo 275,239
9 Ngaoundere 231,357
10 Bertoua 218,111
11 Edea 203,149
12 Loum 177,429
13 Kumba 144,413
14 Nkongsamba 117,063
15 Mbouda 111,320
16 Dschang 96,112
17 Foumban 92,673
18 Ebolowa 87,875
19 Guider 84,647
20 Foumbot 84,065
21 Bafang 80,688
22 Yagoua 80,235
23 Mbalmayo 80,206
24 Meiganga 80,100
25 Bali 72,606
26 Limbe 72,106
27 Bafia 69,270
28 Wum 68,836
29 Bangangte 65,385
30 Tiko 55,914
31 Kribi 55,224
32 Mora 55,216
33 Sangmelima 54,251
34 Kumbo 53,970
35 Nkoteng 50,334
36 Mutengene 47,478
37 Buea 47,300
38 Garoua Boulai 46,615
39 Batouri 43,821
40 Fundong 43,509
41 Fontem 42,689
42 Mbanga 42,590
43 Banyo 40,798
44 Manjo 37,661
45 Melong 37,086
46 Tibati 35,589
47 Muyuka 31,384
48 Obala 30,012
49 Nanga Eboko 29,909
50 Penja 28,406
51 Mbandjok 26,947
52 Kaele 25,199
53 Bamusso 24,741
54 Lagdo 24,596
55 Tchollire 23,187
56 Belabo 22,553
57 Lolodorf 22,252
58 Eseka 22,221
59 Mamfe 19,472
60 Dizangue 19,243
61 Akonolinga 17,181
62 Bogo 16,952
63 Tonga 16,036
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