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Countries of the World: Cameroon
Resources about Cameroon including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Cameroon GDP (2009): $21.84 billion (World Bank). Annual real GDP growth rate (2009): 2% (World Bank). GDP per capita (2009): $1,120 (World Bank). Inflation (2009 est.): 5.3%. Natural resources: Oil, timber, hydroelectric power, natural gas, cobalt, nickel, iron ore, uranium. Agriculture (2009): 19.8% of GDP. Products--timber, coffee, tea, bananas, cocoa, rubber, palm oil, pineapples, cotton. Arable land (2005 est.)--12.54%. Industry (2009): 29.7% of GDP. Services (2009): 50.4% of GDP. Trade (2008): Exports--$5.246 billion: crude oil, timber and finished wood products, cotton, cocoa, aluminum and aluminum products, coffee, rubber, bananas. Major markets--European Union, CEMAC, China, U.S., Nigeria (informal). Imports--$4.362 billion: crude oil, vehicles, pharmaceuticals, aluminum oxide, rubber, foodstuffs and grains, agricultural inputs, lubricants, used clothing. Major suppliers--France, Nigeria, Italy, U.S., Germany, Belgium, Japan.

Geography of Cameroon Area: 475,000 sq. km. (184,000 sq. mi.), about the size of California. Cities (2008 World Gazetteer estimates): Capital--Yaounde (pop. 1.677 million). Other major cities--Douala (1.978 million), Garoua (519,000), Maroua (486,000), Bafoussam (348,000), Bamenda (486,000), Loum (221,000), and Ngaoundere (283,000). Terrain: Northern plains, central and western highlands, southern and coastal tropical forests. Mt. Cameroon (13,353 ft.) in the southwest is the highest peak in West Africa and the sixth in Africa. Climate: Northern plains, the Sahel region--semiarid and hot (7-month dry season); central and western highlands where Yaounde is located--cooler, shorter dry season; southern tropical forest--warm, 4-month dry season; coastal tropical forest, where Douala is located--warm, humid year-round.

Government of Cameroon Type: Republic; strong central government dominated by president. Independence: January 1, 1960 (for areas formerly ruled by France) and October 1, 1961 (for territory formerly ruled by Britain). Constitution: June 2, 1972, last amended in 2008. Branches: Executive--president (chief of state), 7-year term, no term limits; appointed prime minister (head of government). Legislative--unicameral National Assembly (180 members; meets briefly three times a year--March, June, November); a new Senate was called for under constitutional changes made in early 1996, but has not yet been established. Judicial--falls under the executive's Ministry of Justice. Administrative subdivisions: 10 regions, 58 departments or divisions, 349 subprefectures or subdivisions. Political parties: Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (CPDM) or its predecessor parties have ruled since independence. Major opposition parties: the Social Democratic Front (SDF), the National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP), and the Cameroon Democratic Union (CDU). Suffrage: Universal at 20.

Map of Cameroon This Map of Cameroon shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Yaounde the capital of Cameroon. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Cameroon The Official Name of Cameroon is the Republic of Cameroon. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Cameroon Nationality: English noun and adjective--Cameroonian(s); French noun and adjective--Camerounais(e). Population (2009 est.): 19,521,645 (World Bank). Annual population growth rate (2010 est.): 2.6%. Ethnic groups: About 250. Religions: Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous African 40%. Languages: French and English (both official) and about 270 African languages and dialects, including pidgin, Fulfulde, and Ewondo. Education: Compulsory between ages 6 and 14. Attendance--65%. Literacy--76% (World Bank). Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--82/1,000 live births. Life expectancy (2008)--51 yrs. (World Bank). Work force: Agriculture--70%. Industry and commerce--13%.

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