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Cameroon
Kamerun
— Colony of Germany
Timeline: Concert of Europe
Flag of Cameroon Coat of Arms of Cameroon
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Buea
Other cities Duala
Language
  official
 
German
  others Basaa, Beti, Duala, other local languages
Religion
  main
 
Protestantism
  others Traditional beliefs
Demonym Cameroonese
Established 1884 AD

Cameroon (German: Kamerun) is a German colony in northwestern Central Africa: it shares land borders with French Equatorial Africa to the east and south, the British colony of Nigeria to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea to the south. Cameroon became a German colony during the late phases of the Scramble for Africa, and has remained a part of the German colonial empire since then.

Cameroon is well known for its geographical and cultural diversity, with numerous indigenous tribes living in the colony (while the European community is still relatively small): its territory includes beaches, rainforests, high mountains and savannas. Because of its rugged territory, the colony is relatively underdeveloped, and its modest economy relies largely on naval industry and plantations, as well as naturalistic tourism.

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