10 Things you didn't know about CameroonWelcome to Displore and thanks for watching, As you already know, it’s always a pleasure presenting to you some interesting but lesser known facts about the beautiful countries on the Africa Continent. In this video, we are taking you to the Central Part of Africa and We are shining the light on one of the most Prominent Country in that part of the continent. Cameroon.Officially the Republic of Cameroon, Cameroon is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo to the south. After the first world war, Cameroon was partitioned between Britain and France which is why the country has English and French as it Official Languages. Cameroon has an estimated population of 25.2 million people and a surface area of about 475.442 Km2 making it the 56 and 53 most populated and largest country in the world respectively.If you are new here welcome be sure to subscribe and turn on notification so you don’t miss any of our videos.Cameroon sometimes doesn’t get its time in the spotlight due to its neighbor Nigeria getting all the media attention. But the country is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse in central Africa. It also has a long, rich and interesting history worth discovering and with that said, here are 10 Things You Probably didn’t Know about Cameroon.1. It Got its name from the river wouri.In the 15th Century, The first Portuguese explorer called Fernando po arrived at the coast of the River Wouri and realize there were a lot of shrimps in the river, He decided to name the river ‘Rio Dos Cameroes’ in Portuguese meaning ‘River of Shrimps’ which eventually became the name of the entire country. When Germany annexed Cameroon in the 18 hundreds, they changed the name to Kamerun since they found it difficult to pronounce the name in Portuguese. After the defeat of the Germans by the French and British during the first world, the name of the country was changed from ‘Kamerun’ to Cameroon, again for better pronunciation by the French. After the independence of Cameroon in 1960, the name of the county was maintained unlike many other African countries that changed their names after their independence.2. Cameroon is home to the Oldest Botanical Gardens in AfricaThe Limbe Botanic Garden was founded by a group of Germans under the Directorship of Paul Preus in 1892. It served as a trials and acclimatisation centre for the introduction of exotic crop species such as coffee, cocoa, rubber, oil palm, banana, teak and sugar-cane for distribution within “Kamerun” and other German colonies. In its heyday the Limbe Botanic Garden was said to be one of the most important tropical botanic gardens in the world. To complement the work in Limbe, experimental plots for high elevation species such as tea. The British took over the responsibility for the Garden in 1920, advised by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and it was managed by a Kew-trained Superintendent. The British departed in 1932 and the garden was directly managed by Cameroonian personnel until 1958. With the independence of West Cameroon in 1961, the curation of the Garden was taken over by the Government. Despite the efforts of many people, the Garden declined during this period. The Limbe Botanical garden still serves as the main Botanical Garden in Cameroon and is the second oldest Botanical Garden in Africa after the Durban Botanical Garden founded in 1849.3. Cameroon is Home to one of the Deadliest Lakes in the World.Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the North West Region of Cameroon. The lake is on the side of an inactive volcano and is impounded by a volcanic dam. There is a pocket of magma underneath the lake, which leaks carbon dioxide into the water, The water then changes this into carbonic acid and makes the lake one of three exploding lakes in the world. Guinness Book of Records has dubbed Lake Nyos the deadliest lake in the world.Why? Well, one night in 1986, this lake killed about 1,700 people and nearly 3,500 livestock. The incident also left many others with health problems because of the chemicals the lake emanated.4. Cameroon has the Oldest and Second Longest Serving president in Africa. Paul is a Cameroonian politician serving as the second President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982. Cameroon's President had his first taste of political power as prime minister in 1975 before assuming the presidency seven years later.Often described as an "absentee landlord" because of his frequent holidays abroad, Mr Biya has been accused of rigging elections and allowing the constitution to be changed to further his rule.He Rule has been marred with a lot of Election irregularities as well as political and civil unrest.