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Name(official): Republic of Cameroon
Name(short): Cameroon
Capital City: Yaounde
Location: Western Africa
Coordinate: 6 00 N, 12 00 E
  • January 1st; 1960 Northern Cameroon got independence from French-administered UN trusteeship as Republic of Cameroon
  • 1 October 1961 British Cameroon got independence from British Mandate making a Federal Republic of Cameroon with 2 states
  • 20 May 1972, the two states came together as United Republic of Cameroon; a unitary state
President: Paul Biya (President),
Ephraim Inoni (Prime Minister)
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 475
Population: 17 340 702(July 2006 est.)
People: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Religion: Indigenous beliefs 40%, christians 40%, muslims 20%
Languages: French and English are the official languages, 24 major African languages are also spoken.
Literacy: 79%total, 84.7%male, 73.4%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (1CFAF =100centimes)
GDP(per capita): $1 900 (2005est.)
Arable Land: 12.54% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber
Natural resources: Petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, timber, hydropower.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon,
Chancery: 3-27-16, Nozawa, Setagaya-ku.
Post Code: 154-0003 Tel. 03-5430-4985
General Info:
International Phone Code: +237



Yaounde, Douala, Garoua, Bamenda, Maroua, Bafoussam, Ngaoundere.




10 provinces; Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Ouest.


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