A republic in West Africa. Cameroun was a German protectorate until 1915, when it was occupied by the British and French. In 1922, it was mandated to these countries by the League of Nations. The French portion became the independent State of Cameroun in 1960, with the southern portion of the British mandate joining it in 1961. The northern portion of the British mandate joined Nigeria. In 1972, Cameroun changed its official designation to the United Republic of Cameroon. Politically stable, Cameroon has enjoyed considerable development in agriculture and transportation since independence.
CAMEROONS UNITED KINGDOM TRUST TERRITORY
For period 1922-1960 see Nigeria
Occupied by Great Britain and France, 1915-1922
Mandated to Great Britain and France, 1922