Flag of Cameroon
Republic of Cameroon


National anthem of Cameroon

Chant de Ralliement

Chant de Ralliement (Instrumental)
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Map of Cameroon

Map of Cameroon

Basic information on Cameroon

The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite a slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.
Location Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Population 18,060,382 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Cameroonian(s) adjective: Cameroonian
Flag description three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), red, and yellow with a yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band note: uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia