The national flag of Cameroon was adopted in its present form on May 20, 1975 after Cameroon became a unitary state. It is a vertical tricolor of green, red and yellow, with a five-pointed star in its center. 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 color 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.
4″ x 6” rayon flag mounted on a 10” black plastic staff with a gold spear tip, base sold separately.