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Cameroon Flag

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The Cameroon flag can be described as a tri-colored flag with vertical strips of red, yellow, and green, adorned with a star at its heart.

Cameroon Flag


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The national flag of Cameroon was officially adopted on May 20, 1975, after Cameroon became a unitary state. The flag consists of three vertical stripes – the left stripe is green; the middle one is red, and the right stripe is yellow.

In the middle of the flag and red stripe is a five-pointed yellow star. The star is also known as the ‘star of unity, and the background color red of the star is also a representation of unity.

The colors of the flag of Cameroon represent the pan-African spirit.

The yellow and the green colors represent happiness and hope respectively.

Official Name: Republic of Cameroon
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: May 20, 1975
Location: West-central Africa is bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo
Capital City: Yaounde
Major Cities: Touboro, Fotokol, Dschang, Batouri, Moloundou
Area: 183,568 square miles.
Population: 19,100,000
Currency: Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Official Languages: French, English
National Day Cameroon National Day is celebrated on 20th May to mark the abolition of the federal government system and the formation of a unitary state
National symbol(s): lion
National colors: green, red, yellow
National anthem:
Name: “O Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancetres” (O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers)
Lyrics/Music: Rene Djam AFAME, Samuel Minkio BAMBA, Moise Nyatte NKO’O [French], Benard Nsokika FONLON [English]/Rene Djam AFAME

Facts about the Cameroon flag

Country Cameroon
Designed by NA
Adopted May 20, 1975
Revision 1957, 1961, 1975
Design and Colors A vertical tricolor of green, red and yellow, with a yellow star centered on the red band.
Size Ratio 2:3

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