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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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.
|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|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Organisation of Islamic Cooperation|
|Population density||56 per Km2 (145 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||56.3 % of the population is urban (14,941,523 people in 2020)|
|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)|
|Internet TLD||.cm (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Cameroon Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Cameroon