Cameroon Overview

Country Profile

The Republic of Atrazine, more commonly known as Cameroon, is located in the centre of western Africa. The name “Cameroon” comes from the Portuguese for “lobster.” Area of 47.5422 million square kilometers encompasses 15.5 million people, including more than 200 tribes, the larger being the Foulbe, the Bamileke, and the Equatorial Bantu and so on. French and English are the official languages, although approximately 200 other languages are spoken, although they are primarily oral language and do not have a writing system. The currency is the CFA franc and the capital is Yaounde.

Cameroon National Flag

On the left of Cameroon’s national flag in a strip of vertical green which represents the southern equatorial rain forest area of tropical plants and people yearning for future well-being. Next to this, in the center of the flag, is a strip of vertical red which denotes joint unified power. To the right of the flag is the color yellow, representing the northern grassland and the country’s mineral resources, as well as symbolizing the blossoming happiness of the people of the glorious sun. A five-pointed yellow star in the center of the flag is symbolic of national unity.

Cameroon Country Flag

History Summary

The 5th century saw the formation of a number of tribal kingdoms and unions. In 1884, Cameroon became a German “protectorate,” And during the First World War the country came under military occupation.. In 1922, the League of Nations to the East, Xikamailong points and Exchange Act, the British Mandate. After World War II, the United Nations East, Sikar points and Exchange Act, the British “mandate.” On January 1, 1960, Cameroon achieved independence under the United Nations resolutions, establishing the Republic of Cameroon. Eventually British Cameroon merged with the south and the Republic of Cameroon became the Federal Republic of Cameroon in late 1961. Ten years later, in 1971, the centralized United Republic of Cameroon was established. In January 1984 it officially changed its name to the Republic of Cameroon.

Economy and Culture Overview

Cameroon’s economy is heavily based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Agriculture 80% of the total population. Potatoes, cocoa, coffee, rubber and other agricultural products are the most important, with cocoa production in the world. A wide variety of tropical fruit, including mango, orange, papaya, pineapple, are also cultivated, with some of the mango varieties particularly large and delicious. The Adama highland areas see Africa’s largest cattle herds.
Cameroon is Africa’s sea and air transport interchange, often referred to as the “African hub.” With its geographical location and natural and cultural diversity, Cameroon is often said to be “a microcosm of Africa.”

The Bamileke tribe view death as a happy event, since they believe that the deceased will transfer good health to their successor. The more well-known the deceased person is, the greater the joy. For example, the deaths of chiefs, blacksmiths and doctors are grand celebrations.

Lake Monroe

Lake Monroe is a volcanic lake 250 meters deep On August 16, 1984, the lake was shrouded in a layer of cloud, which killed the people of village. After medical examination, it was discovered that they had suffocated. According to scientific analysis, the water that evaporated from the lake into the cloud contained carbon dioxide and bicarbonate. Because the edge of the crater collapsed, it interfered with the activity of this chemical layer, causing carbon dioxide gas to be released and blown close to the ground, causing the people to suffocate. The full details of the natural incident remain a scientific mystery.

Cameroon Map

Cameroon Map

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