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GERMAN CAMEROON (German : Kamerun) was an African colony of the German Empire
German Empire
from 1884 to 1916 in the region of today's Republic of Cameroon
Cameroon
. German Cameroon
Cameroon
also included northern parts of Gabon
Gabon
and the Congo with western parts of the Central African Republic
Central African Republic
, southwestern parts of Chad
Chad
and far eastern parts of Nigeria
Nigeria
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 19th century

* 1.1.1 Protectorate of Kamerun
Kamerun

* 1.2 20th century

* 1.2.1 German losses

* 1.2.1.1 Gallery

* 2 Governors * 3 See also * 4 Footnotes * 5 Bibliography and references * 6 External links

HISTORY

CAMEROON 1901–1972 German Kamerun British Cameroons
Cameroons
French Cameroun
French Cameroun
Republic of Cameroon
Cameroon

19TH CENTURY

The first German trading post in the Duala area (present day Douala
Douala
) on the Kamerun
Kamerun
River delta
River delta
(present day Wouri River delta) was established in 1868 by the Hamburg
Hamburg
trading company C. Woermann (de). The firm’s agent in Gabon
Gabon
, Johannes Thormählen, expanded activities to the Kamerun
Kamerun
River delta. In 1874, together with the Woermann agent in Liberia, Wilhelm Jantzen, the two merchants founded their own company, Jantzen ">

German surveyor in Kamerun, 1884 *

Police force at Duala on the Kaiser's birthday, 1901 *

Loading of bananas for export to Germany, 1912

GOVERNORS

Main article: List of colonial governors of Cameroon
Cameroon
§ Kamerun
Kamerun

SEE ALSO

* Cameroon
Cameroon
portal * German Empire
German Empire
portal * Colonialism portal

* German West African Company * History of Cameroon
Cameroon
* Neukamerun * Index: German colonisation in Africa * German South West Africa
West Africa
* Togoland
Togoland
* German East Africa
German East Africa
* Elo Sambo * Kamerun Campaign

FOOTNOTES

Proposed flag for Kamerun.

* ^ Washausen, Hamburg
Hamburg
und die Kolonialpolitik, p. 68 * ^ Washausen, p. 116 * ^ Haupt, Deutschlands Schutzgebiete, p. 57 * ^ By 1911 the total volume of trade reached over 50 million gold marks . * ^ This line was later extended to the current Cameroon
Cameroon
capital of Yaoundé.

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES

* DeLancey, Mark W.; DeLancey, Mark D. (2000). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
Cameroon
(3rd ed.). Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3775-7 . OCLC
OCLC
43324271 . * Gorges, E. Howard (1923). The Great War in West Africa. London: Hutchinson & Co. * Haupt, Werner (1984). Deutschlands Schutzgebiete in Übersee 1884–1918 . Friedberg: Podzun-Pallas Verlag. ISBN 3-7909-0204-7 . * Hoffmann, Florian (2007). Okkupation und Militärverwaltung in Kamerun. Etablierung und Institutionalisierung des kolonialen Gewaltmonopols. Göttingen: Cuvillier Verlag. ISBN 9783867274722 . * "German Cameroons
Cameroons
1914". UniMaps. 2004. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Map of the territories exchanged between France
France
and Germany at the Treaty of Fez. * Schaper, Ulrike (2012). Koloniale Verhandlungen. Gerichtsbarkeit, Verwaltung und Herrschaft in Kamerun
Kamerun
1884-1916. Frankfurt am Main 2012: Campus Verlag. ISBN 3-593-39639-4 . * Washausen, Helmut (1968). Hamburg
Hamburg
und die Kolonialpolitik des Deutschen Reiches 1880 bis 1890 . Hamburg: Hans Christians Verlag. OCLC
OCLC
186017338 .

EXTERNAL

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