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Atlas of Cameroon

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Cameroun
Cameroon

Français Cameroun - République du Cameroun

La République du Cameroun est un pays d'Afrique centrale situé entre le Nigeria, le Tchad, la République centrafricaine, le Gabon, la Guinée équatoriale, la République du Congo et le golfe de Guinée. Une partie du territoire sous tutelle britannique (Cameroons) et l'ancien territoire sous tutelle française (qui accéda à l’indépendance sous l’appellation de République du Cameroun le 1er janvier 1960) ont fusionné en 1961 pour former la République fédérale du Cameroun, qui le 20 mai 1972 fut renommée République unie du Cameroun ; depuis 1984 le pays s'appelle la République du Cameroun.

English Cameroon - Republic of Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. It borders ► Nigeria to the west; ► Chad to the northeast; the ► Central African Republic to the east; and ► Equatorial Guinea, ► Gabon, and the ► Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.


Short name  Cameroon
Official  name Republic of Cameroon
Status Independent country since 1960
Location Central Africa
Capital Yaoundé
Population 17,795,000 inhabitants
Area 474,442 km²
Major  languages French (official), English (official), Cameroonian Pidgin English, Fulfulde and ethnic languages
Major  religions Indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholicism, Islam
More information Cameroon, Geography of Cameroon, History of Cameroon and Politics of Cameroon
More  images Cameroon - Cameroon (Category).

In French

General maps

Cameroon-CIA WFB Map.png Carte du Cameroun
Map of Cameroon
Carte cameroun francais.gif Carte du Cameroun
Same map in French
Cameroon Map.jpg Carte du Cameroun
Southern cameroon map.JPG Carte du Cameroun méridional
Map of Southern Cameroon

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Cameroon.geohive.png Divisions administratives
Administrative divisions
Cameroon provinces english.png Subdivisions du Cameroun
Provinces of Cameroon
Cameroon provinces french.png Les provinces
Provinces (names in French)
Cameroon departments.png Départements
Departments

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Cameroon, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Cameroon.

The earliest inhabitants of present-day Cameroon are probably the Bakas (Pygmies). They still inhabit the forests of the south and east provinces. Bantu speakers originating in the Cameroonian highlands are among the first groups to move out before other invaders. Around 1472 the coast of what is now Cameroon is explored by Fernão do Pó. He names the area Rio dos Camaroes. During the late 1770s and early 1800s, the Fulani, a pastoral Islamic people of the western Sahel, conquer most of what is now northern Cameroon, subjugating or displacing its largely non-Muslim inhabitants.
Cameroon boundary changes.PNG In the nineteenth century both Britain and France are interested in the area, but it is Germany that establishes in 1884 the protectorate of Cameroon, in 1896 converted into a German crown land. This map shows the boundaries of the protectorate, compared with later borders.
131Etendue de l'Empire Français.png In World War I France and the United Kingdom invade Cameroon (1914). After the war, in 1919, Cameroon is divided into French Cameroons and British Cameroons. In 1922 French Cameroons becomes a League of Nations mandate, converted into a United Nations Trust Territory in 1946. France grants Cameroons internal self-government in 1957. This map shows Cameroon as part of the French colonial empire.
Southern cameroons.PNG Cameroon becomes independent as the Republic of Cameroon in 1960 and in 1961 it unites with the southern part of British Cameroons (Southern Cameroons) as the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972 the country is renamed United Republic of Cameroon.
Cameroon provinces 1972-1983.png Provinces 1972-1983

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Karte von Camerun.jpg Karte von Camerun, Meyers Konversationslexikon von 1888

Other maps

Ethnic groups of Cameroon

Satellite maps

Cameroon sat.png Satellite map

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