Southern Cameroons

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British Southern Cameroons
Flag of Southern Cameroons
Flag
Coat of arms of Southern Cameroons
Coat of arms
The Southern Cameroons now constitute the Southwest Region and Northwest Region.
The Southern Cameroons now constitute the Southwest Region and Northwest Region.
CapitalBuea, Southwest Region
Official languagesEnglish
Religion
Christianity
Demonym(s)Southern Cameroonian
History 
• Established
1922
• Disestablished
1961
Area
• Total
42,710 sq mi (110,600 km2)
Population
• Estimate
2,100,000
CurrencyBritish West African pound
Today part ofCameroon

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).