Republic of Cameroon is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 20,129,878, making it the 58th
largest national population. Its capital is
Yaounde and its largest city is Douala with a total population of 2,446,945. The
country encompasses 475,440 square kilometers making it the 5
4th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Bight of Benin and Nigeria.

President Paul Biya is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position
for seven years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Philemon Yang is recognized as the Head of Government and
achieves that status through appointment by the president and holds that position 7 years. Its form of government is a republic
and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 20th of May 1972.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are 24 major African language groups, English and French. It counts among its
major religions indigenous beliefs, Christian and Muslim. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 9 FM, 3 Short
Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Fako on Mount Cameroon, its highest point at 4,095 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Benue River, which measures about 400 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum production and refining,
aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber and ship repair. Its official currency is
Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Cameroon. The intimidating chest-beating charge of a male gorilla that is found in
Cameroon is usually a bluff to scare off intruders while the rest of his band disappears into the forest. However, it is used in
play as well.
Cameroon lion
Douala- Cameroon's
largest city
Cameroonian children
Erythrocebus Patas
Fako on Mount
Cameroon's highest
Mother and baby
Western Lowland
Giraffe in Waza
National Park
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Sunset on Waza
National Park
Updated 27 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
5.3% (2009 est.)


Yaounde- Cameroon's
capital city
Cameroonian girls in
traditional dress
Campo on the Bight of
Biafra on the Atlantic
Ocean-  Cameroon's
lowest point
Chicken in peanut
sauce- a Cameroonian
Chutes de Lobe in
southwest Cameroon
Near Mundemba in
northwest Cameroon
New Mana Bridge in
Korup National Park-
the westernmost point
of Cameroon on the
border with Nigeria
Ngoka and Sangha
River on the border of
the Democratic
Republic of the Congo-
southernmost point
Pico Basile on Lake
Chad- Cameroon's
northernmost point on
the border with Chad
Pygmies in the
Dzanga-Sanga rain
Forest- the
easternmost point of
Cameroon on the
border with the Central
African Republic
Road construction on
the Gabon/Cameroon
Touboro Road
heading towards Chad
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Maroua in Northern
Rocher d'Ako Akas at
Ebolowa in southern