The Cameroon flag was officially adopted on May 20, 1975. It is made up of three vertical bars of the same size. The colors are green, red, and yellow. A yellow star is located in the center.
The Cameroon flag has the ratio 2:3. It uses the Pan-African colors, and the tricolor style was taken from the flag of France. The color yellow stands for the savannah and the sun. The green stands for forests. The red represents unity.
The country gained its independence from France and the United Kingdom in 1960 and 1961. The Cameroon flag is part of a country that is located in central and western African. It is considered a republic.
The capital city is Yaoundé, but the largest city is Douala. The Cameroon flag belongs to a nation whose national motto is “Peace - Work – Fatherland”. The national anthem is “O Cameroon, Cradle of our Forefathers”. The franc is used as a currency.
Some interesting facts about Cameroon:
religion: indigenous beliefs 39.9%, Christianity 40.0%, Islam 20.1%
languages: French, English, many African languages
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