Flag of Cameroon

Flag of Cameroon

The flag of Cameroon consists of three vertical stripes in traditional pan-African colors - green, red, and yellow. In the middle of the central red stripe, a yellow five-pointed star is placed. As in case of other African states, the design of the flag was inspired by the French flag. Originally, Cameroon was divided into the British and the French part, but in 1961 a federation was created and two stars representing each of the original colonial powers were added on the flag. After some time, one of the stars was omitted as an expression of unity and integrity of Cameroon. Today, the star is interpreted as a unity, green color evokes forests, red stands for independence, and yellow refers to Cameroon´s savannahs and sun.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Central African Republic The Central African Republic Bangui 4,616,000 622,984 km2
Flag of Chad Chad N'Djamena 12,825,000 1,284,000 km2
Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Malabo 736,296 28,051 km2
Flag of Gabon Gabon Libreville 1,672,000 267,668 km2
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Abuja 173,615,000 923,768 km2
Flag of Republic of the Congo The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 4,448,000 342,000 km2

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Main information

Country
Cameroon
Capital city
Yaoundé
Population
20,386,799 (2012)
Total area
475,442 km2
Formation
1. 1. 1960
Highest point
Fako on Mount Cameroon (4,040 m)
GDP
$ 2,338 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
central african cfa franc (XAF)
Code
CM (CMR)
Calling code
+237
Internet TLD
.cm

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
English
Cameroon (Yaoundé)
German
Kamerun (Jaunde (Yaoundé))
French
Cameroun (Yaoundé)
Italian
Camerun (Yaoundé)
Spanish
Camerún (Yaundé)
Russian
Камерун (Яунде)
Slovak
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Polish
Kamerun (Jaunde)
Portuguese
Camarões (Yaoundé)
Chinese
喀麦隆 (雅温得)
Japanese
カメルーン (ヤウンデ)
Turkish
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Norwegian
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Swedish
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Hungarian
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Dutch
Kameroen (Yaoundé)
Danish
Cameroun (Yaoundé)
Finnish
Kamerun (Yaoundé)
Hebrew
קמרון (יאונדה)

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