The flag of Cameroon is a vertical tricolour consisting of the colours (from the hoist side of the flag to the fly side of the flag) green, red and yellow. At the centre of the flag is a five-pointed yellow star.
Cameroon was split between France and the United Kingdom following World War One. The flag of the French section of the colony was based on the French tricolour but in the Pan-African colours of green, red and yellow. When the two colonies united in 1961, two yellow stars were added to the upper hoist of the flag. On 20 May 1975, these two yellow stars were removed and a single yellow star placed at the centre of the flag, representing unity in Cameroon.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The flag of Cameroon flies