former British mandate territory
Southern Cameroons was the southern part of the British-controlled territory of British Cameroons that existed from 1922 to 1961. Since 1961, Southern Cameroons is part of Cameroon, where it became the Northwest and Southwest regions of the country.
|42,710 sq mi (110,600 km2)|
|Currency||British West African pound|
|Today part of||Cameroon|
Since 1994, pressure groups in the former Southern Cameroons have been seeking to achieve independence from Cameroon. In December 1999, the Federal Republic of Ambazonia was declared by the Southern Cameroons Peoples Organization (SCAPO).