Flag of Cameroon (GIF)

The national flag of Cameroon is a vertical three-color flag with green, red, and yellow colors, with a five-pointed yellow star in the center. The red color represents unity, and the star is called the "star of unity". The yellow color symbolizes the sun, and also the savannas in the northern part of the country, while the green color is for the forests in the south of Cameroon. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on May 20, 1975.

Its national coat of arms consists of a shield painted in the colors of the flag on two crossed fasces, with a map of the country and the scales of justice with swords.

The Cameroon flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. Its capital is Yaoundé, and its population is about 24,348,000.

The waving flag of Cameroon with its coat of arms (unofficial)

Capital:Yaoundé (pop. 1,818,000)
Other major cities:Douala (1,907,000)
Bafoussam (800,000)
Official languages:English, French
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:31% Cameroon Highlanders
19% Equatorial Bantu
11% Kirdi
10% Fulani
8% Northwestern Bantu
7% Eastern Nigritic
13% other African
1% non-african
Religion:40% Catholic
30% Protestant
18% Muslim
6% None
3% Folk
3% Other
Area:475,442 km²
(183,569 sq mi)
Currency:Central African CFA franc

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Cameroon (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Cameroun), GIF

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