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Flag of Cameroon

Cameroon
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1975
Design A vertical tricolor of green, red and yellow, with a yellow star centered on the red band. [0]
Colors
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History

The original flag, made law by Law 46 of 26 October 1957, was the simple tricolor. It was confirmed on 21 February 1960 in the new constitution. [0]

Meaning

The color scheme uses the traditional Pan-African colors (Cameroon was the second state to adopt them). The center stripe is thought to stand for unity: 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. [0]