Cameroon flag information
Description flag of Cameroon
three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), red and yellow with a yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band
uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia
Related country flags
Official country name
Republic of Cameroon
Republique du Cameroun/Republic of Cameroon (long)
French Cameroon, British Cameroon, Federal Republic of Cameroon, United Republic of Cameroon
Cameroonian(s) (noun) Cameroun/Cameroon (adjective)
24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
republic; multiparty presidential regime
18,467,692 ranked 60, (data 2008)
sometimes referred to as the hinge of Africa; throughout the country there are areas of thermal springs and indications of current or prior volcanic activity; Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in Sub-Saharan west Africa, is an active volcano. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 402 km.
4,591km, Central African Republic 797 km, Chad 1,094 km, Republic of the Congo 523 km, Equatorial Guinea 189 km, Gabon 298 km, Nigeria 1,690 km.
10 provinces; Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Ouest
1 January 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)