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Cameroon Flag

The national flag of Cameroon is a tri-color with vertical strips of red, yellow and green, adorned with a star at the center.
Cameroon Flag

Flag of Cameroon

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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 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 Anthem: O Cameroon, Cradle of our Forefathers

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 Cameroon flag

CountryCameroon
Designed byNA
AdoptedMay 20, 1975
Revision1957, 1961, 1975
Design and ColorsA vertical tricolor of green, red and yellow, with a yellow star centered on the red band.
Size Ratio2:3


Last Updated On : August 25th, 2017




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