Cameroon

in AFRICA

Cameroon is in West Africa. It is from Nigeria to the west, Chad to the north of the Central African Republic in eastern Guinea and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south.

Over 250 languages are spoken by 20 million people in Cameroon. French and English are considered as the official language. Based on the geological and cultural diversity, the country is popularly called as Africa in miniature. The writing system in a page by Bamum tribe is called as Bamum script or Shu Mom.

While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it is as large as Africa itself known as “Africa in miniature”, and reads French and English parts, Christian and Muslim areas, dominated the highest mountain in West Africa and the land that includes the rain forest, deserts, mountains and highlands.

Cameroon is a diverse and multiethnic. Tourism West is rare, the majority of tourists from European countries (Belgium in particular).

The area of present-day Cameroon was first inhabited during the Neolithic period. Portuguese sailors reached the coast in 1472. In the following centuries, European interests regularized trade with the coastal people, and Christian missionaries pushed inland. In the early 19th Century, Modibo Adama led Fulani soldiers on a jihad against the peoples of the north and non-Muslims and Muslims founded the Adamawa Emirate in part. Sedentary populations that fled the Fulani caused a major redistribution of population.

The German Reich claimed that the territory of the colony of Cameroon in 1884 and began a steady pressure in the interior. With the defeat of Germany in World War I, Cameroon became a League of Nations mandate territory and was split into French Cameroun and British Cameroons in 1919. The French carefully qualified with the Cameroonian economy of France and an improved infrastructure with investments of capital, labor and forced labor continue to integrate.

The British administered their territory from neighboring Nigeria. Aboriginal complained that this made them a neglected “colony of a colony.” The League of Nations mandates were implemented by UN trusteeships in 1946, and the question of independence became a pressing issue in French Cameroun. France banned the most radical political party, the Union of the Populations of Cameroon (UPC), 13 July 1955. This provoked a long guerrilla war. In British Cameroons, the question was whether to join the reunification with French Cameroon and Nigeria.

On 1 January 1960, French Cameroon gained independence from France under President Ahmadou Ahidjo and 1 October 1961, won the British Northern Cameroon was formerly part of Nigeria, Cameroon, during the early form of the United British South with its neighbors, the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Varies with terrain from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north. If you during the summer to plan many rain all day. It might be cold in the mountains, especially at night.