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Cameroon on world map

Continent – Africa

Region – Central Africa

Size – 475,440 km²

Geography – Mostly flat plains, mountains in west, central plateau

Language – English & French (official), 24 African languages

Religion – 40%  tribal religions, 40% Christian, 20% Muslim

Monetary Unit – Central African CFA Franc

Natural Resources – petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber

Agriculture – coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber

Industry – petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair

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Neighbouring Countries – Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea

Population – 23,130,708 (2007 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.24%

Average Life Expectancy – 52.86

Capital City – Yaounde (population 2,440,462)

Largest City – Douala (population 2,446,945)

Highest Mountain – Fako (4,095 m)

Longest River – Sanaga (890km)

Climate – South – tropical – 18°C to 29°C, North – semi-arid – 16°C to 38°C

Yearly Rainfall –  South -155cm (approx), North –  87cm (approx) May – September


Plant Life – rainforest, woodland, savannah grasses

Animal Life – buffalo, elephant, hippopotamus, antelope, Derby eland, kudu, primates


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Cameroon. Available: Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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