National Symbols of Cameroon

Cameroon is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, . The capital of Cameroon is Yaounde.

The official language is French, English and the Central African CFA franc is the currency of the Cameroon. The domain is .cm and the country code is +237.

National day is celebrated on 20 May 1972. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Cameroon is no exception.

In Cameroon, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Cameroonian people. Odontol is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Cameroon. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Cameroonian symbol.

The country was founded by Ruben Um Nyobe. The current president of Cameroon is Paul Biya and Joseph Ngute is the Prime Minister.

In Cameroon the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Cameroonian national anthem was written by René Djam Afame, Samuel Minkio Bamba, Moïse Nyatte Nko'o (French), Dr Bernard Fonlon (English) and composed by René Djam Afame.

Country information

Former name(s) Rio dos Camarões
Official name(s) Republic of Cameroon
Alternative name(s) Republic of Cameroon (official, English)
Regional location Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Country name etymology "Shrimp", from the singular French Cameroun derived from the German Kamerun, from the anglicized "Cameroons" derived from the Portuguese Rio de Camarões.
Climate Varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north
Terrain Diverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in centre, mountains in west, plains in north
Population 26,545,863
National Day 20 May 1972
Language(s) French, English
Religion Christianity, Islam, & Traditional faiths
Country code +237
Literacy rate 71.3%
Currency Central African CFA franc
Capital city Yaounde
Domain(TLD) .cm
Ethnicity Cameroon Highlanders, Equatorial Bantu, Kirdi & Fulani
Head of government President
Nationality Cameroonian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (WAT)
Average elevation 1,100 metres (3,609 ft)
Coastline 402 Km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Cameroon

Flag map of Cameroon

Motto of Cameroon

Paix - Travail - Patrie French- "Peace, Work, Fatherland"

National animal of Cameroon

The National animal of Cameroon is Lion

National Animal of Cameroon - Lion

National flower of Cameroon

The National flower of Cameroon is Red Stinkwood. Botanical name is Pterocarpus Santalinus.

National flower of Cameroon - Red Stinkwood

National bird of Cameroon

The National bird of Cameroon is Common Loon

National bird of Cameroon - Common Loon

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Cameroonian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year.

You come with a cat and call it a rabbit.

A man’s wealth may be superior to him.

The elephant will reach to the roof of the house.

It is the pot that boils but the dish that gets the credit.

If everyone is going to dance, who, then, would watch?

The heart of a wise man lies quiet like clear water.

A building of sand falls as you build it.

She is like a road — pretty, but crooked.

One father can feed seven children, but seven children cannot feed one father.

The flood takes him in, and the ebb takes him out.

Knowledge is better than riches.

Thought is free.

Beauty is an empty calabash.

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