Cameroon

Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in west Central Africa. It 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 Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team. French and English are the official languages.


Cameroon Country Information:

Capital Yaoundé (58th)
– 2005 census 17,463,836
– Density 39.7/km2 (167th)
102,8/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
– Total $47.251 billion
– Per capita $2,257
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
– Total $25.759 billion
– Per capita $1,230
Gini (2001) 44.6 (medium)
HDI (2011) Increase 0.482 (low) (150th)
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
– Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Calling code 237
ISO 3166 code CM
Internet TLD .cm