Cameroon - African miniature
The Republic of Atrazine, more commonly known as Cameroon, is
located in the centre of western Africa. The name "Cameroon" comes
from the Portuguese for "lobster." Area of 47.5422 million square
kilometers encompasses 15.5 million people, including more than 200
tribes, the larger being the Foulbe, the Bamileke, and the
Equatorial Bantu and so on. French and English are the official
languages, although approximately 200 other languages are spoken,
although they are primarily oral language and do not have a writing
system. The currency is the CFA franc and the capital is Yaounde.
On the left of Cameroon’s national flag in a strip of vertical green
which represents the southern equatorial rain forest area of
tropical plants and people yearning for future well-being. Next to
this, in the center of the flag, is a strip of vertical red which
denotes joint unified power. To the right of the flag is the color
yellow, representing the northern grassland and the country’s
mineral resources, as well as symbolizing the blossoming happiness
of the people of the glorious sun. A five-pointed yellow star in the
center of the flag is symbolic of national unity.
The 5th century saw the formation of a number of tribal kingdoms and
unions. In 1884, Cameroon became a German "protectorate," And during
the First World War the country came under military occupation.. In
1922, the League of Nations to the East, Xikamailong points and
Exchange Act, the British Mandate. After World War II, the United
Nations East, Sikar points and Exchange Act, the British "mandate."
On January 1, 1960, Cameroon achieved independence under the United
Nations resolutions, establishing the Republic of Cameroon.
Eventually British Cameroon merged with the south and the Republic
of Cameroon became the Federal Republic of Cameroon in late 1961.
Ten years later, in 1971, the centralized United Republic of
Cameroon was established. In January 1984 it officially changed its
name to the Republic of Cameroon.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Cameroon’s economy is heavily based on agriculture and animal
husbandry. Agriculture 80% of the total population. Potatoes, cocoa,
coffee, rubber and other agricultural products are the most
important, with cocoa production in the world. A wide variety of
tropical fruit, including mango, orange, papaya, pineapple, are also
cultivated, with some of the mango varieties particularly large and
delicious. The Adama highland areas see Africa's largest cattle
Cameroon is Africa's sea and air transport interchange, often
referred to as the "African hub." With its geographical location and
natural and cultural diversity, Cameroon is often said to be "a
microcosm of Africa."
The Bamileke tribe view death as a happy event, since they believe
that the deceased will transfer good health to their successor. The
more well-known the deceased person is, the greater the joy. For
example, the deaths of chiefs, blacksmiths and doctors are grand
Lake Monroe is a volcanic lake 250 meters deep On August 16, 1984,
the lake was shrouded in a layer of cloud, which killed the people
of village. After medical examination, it was discovered that they
had suffocated. According to scientific analysis, the water that
evaporated from the lake into the cloud contained carbon dioxide and
bicarbonate. Because the edge of the crater collapsed, it interfered
with the activity of this chemical layer, causing carbon dioxide gas
to be released and blown close to the ground, causing the people to
suffocate. The full details of the natural incident remain a