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Transcript of Cameroon
Nearly twice the size of Oregon.
Cameroon is mostly made up of plateaus that slop into Lake Chad. More Facts! Cameroon's largest exports are oil, cocoa, logs, cotton, and coffee.
The main languages spoken are French and English.
The neighboring countries are Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, and Equatorial Guinea.
Cameroon celebrated its first independence day from France and England on October 1, 1960. Facts! The population of Cameroon is roughly 20,030,362
More than 30% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day.
Cameroon has the tallest mountain in West Africa, Mount Cameroon.
Cameroon is one of the wettest lands on the earth with annual rainfall of about 1028 cm.
Cameroon is a Portuguese word meaning River of Pawn. Located in West Africa.
The Portuguese arrived on the coast of Cameroon sometime before 1472. It is said the sailors were yelling “Camaroes” on the beach because they were amazed at the giant shrimp in the area. As a result, this soon evolved into Cameroon and the name of the country. Government After 1972, a unitary republic was formed out of East and West Cameroon to replace the former federal republic.
The first president of Cameroon was Ahmadou Ahidjo.
He resigned in 1982 and Paul Biya became the second.
The president is elected and then serves for seven years. There is a two term limit. Ethnicities and Religion Ethnicities
4% Other Cameroon's History 500 BC 1520 1700's 1916 1922 1960 The explorer Hanno from North Africa is the first foreigner who reports seeing Mount Cameroon. A few Portuguese settlers start plantations and the Transatlantic slave trade in Cameroon. British missionaries start protesting against the slave trade. World War I breaks out putting a temporary stop to the development of Cameroon. Cameroon is now officially shared between Britain and France. French Cameroon becomes the independent Republic of Cameroon and Ahmadou Ahidjo becomes president. The current flag of Cameroon was adopted in 1975.
The Cameroon flag has a star and three colours; green for vegetation, red for independence and yellow for sunshine. The star stands for happiness. By: Tess Franke Outdoor Mass
Palace of the Sultan Cameroon Cultural Sights Cameroon's Cities Cameroon has 151 cities.
Largest cities: Dougla, Yaoundé, Garoua, Maroua, and Bafoussam. Yaounde Yaounde is the capitol of Cameroon.
Yaoude has 2.5 million people.
It is 2,500 feet above sea level.
Yaunde was founded in 1888.
The major products produced in Yaoundé include tobacco, dairy products, beer, clay, glass goods, and lumber.