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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes CM, CMR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Cameroon
Capital city Yaoundé
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 25 876 000 (2019)
Total area 475 442 km2
Highest point Mount Cameroon (4 040 m, 13 255 ft)
Lowest point Bight of Bonny
GDP per capita $ 1 534 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Central African CFA franc (Fr, XAF)
Calling code +237
Internet TLD .cm

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