British Southern Cameroons
|Capital||Buea, Southwest Region|
|42,710 sq mi (110,600 km2)|
|Currency||British West African pound|
|Today part of||Cameroon|
Southern Cameroons was a former British mandate territory in West Africa that existed from 1922 to 1961. Since 1961, Southern Cameroons constitutes the regions of the Northwest and Southwest of Cameroon.
Since 1994, pressure groups in the territory of Southern Cameroon have been seeking to gain independence for the territory and to breakaway from Cameroon. In December 1999, the Federal Republic of Ambazonia was declared by the Southern Cameroons Peoples Organization (SCAPO).