Cam eroon Cont ents <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Other Major Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders and government </li></ul><ul><li>Flag </li></ul>
Portuguese sailors reached the coast in 1472. They noted an abundance of prawns and crayfish in the Wouri River and named it Rio dos Camarões , Portuguese for "River of Prawns“. On 1 January 1960, French Cameroun gained independence from France under President Ahmadou Ahidjo, and on 1 October 1961, the formerly-British Southern Cameroons united with its neighbour to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. History
People <ul><li>The population is 18.9 million, which is nearly four times bigger than the population of Scotland. The two major languages are French and English and the national anthem is sung in French. The main religions are 40% indigenous beliefs, 40% Christian and 20% Muslim. Cameroon has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. However, the country's progress is hampered by a level of corruption that is among the highest in the world. The life expectancy is for men 50 years and for women 51 years. </li></ul>
Geography <ul><li>Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Mount Cameroon, near the coast is the highest mountain in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is also an active volcano. </li></ul>
Other Major Cities <ul><li>Yaoundé is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the country after Douala. It lies in the centre of the nation at about 2,500 ft above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>Douala is the largest city in Cameroon and the capital of Cameroon's Littoral Province. Home to Cameroon's largest port and its major international airport, Douala Airport, it is the commercial capital of the country. Consequently, it handles most of the country's major exports, such as oil, cocoa and coffee, as well as trade with Chad. It is also home to the Eko Market, the country's largest market. </li></ul>
Trade <ul><li>The main exports are Crude oil and petroleum products, timber, cocoa, aluminium, coffee, cotton. </li></ul><ul><li>Doula, the countries largest city, handles most of the exports. </li></ul>
Leaders and government <ul><li>Cameroon is not a democracy and is ruled by a man called Paul Biya, who has ruled the country since 1982. </li></ul>
The Flag <ul><li>The national flag of Cameroon was adopted in its present form on May 20, 1975 after Cameroon became a unitary state. It is a vertical tricolor of green, red and yellow, with a five-pointed star in its center. There is a wide variation in the size of the central star, although it is always contained within the inside stripe. </li></ul><ul><li>The colour scheme uses the traditional Pan-African colours (Cameroon becoming the second state to do so), and the tricolor design is adapted from the flag of France.The red is the colour of unity, and the star is referred to as "the star of unity". The yellow stands for the sun, and also the savannas in the northern part of the country, while the green is for the forests in the southern part of Cameroon. </li></ul>
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