Nigeria #297 (1973)

Nigeria, Federal Republic of #297 (1973)

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is located in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea and has a total area of 356,669 square miles (923,768 km²), making it the world’s 32nd-largest country (after Tanzania). It is comparable in size to Venezuela, and is about twice the size of the U.S. state of California. Nigeria lies between latitudes 4° and 14°N, … Continue reading Nigeria, Federal Republic of #297 (1973)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

French Equatorial Africa (Afrique équatoriale française), or the AEF, was a federation of central African French colonial possessions from 1910-1934 and a French colony in its own right from 1934 to 1958, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara, and comprising what are today the countries of Chad, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. The capital was Brazzaville, … Continue reading French Equatorial Africa #142 (1941)

Cameroun (United Republic) #C291 (1981)

United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)

At 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers), The United Republic of Cameroon (République Unie du Cameroun) is the world’s 53rd-largest country. It is slightly larger than the nation of Sweden and comparable in size to Papua New Guinea. The country is located in Central and West Africa on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s neighbors … Continue reading United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)

Cameroun (Provisional French Mandate) #148 (1921)

French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)

The earliest inhabitants in the territory of the present-day Republic of Cameroon (République du Cameroun) were probably the Baka (Pygmies). This West African country is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the … Continue reading French Mandate of Cameroon #148 (1921)