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flag Cameroon Cameroon: Introduction

Capital: Yaounde


Total Population: 22,253,959
Natural Increase: 2.5%
Density: 47 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 53.3%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Douala (2,000,000); Yaoundé (1,550,000); Garoua (440,000); Bamenda (400,000); Maroua (320,000).
Ethnic Origins: Cameroonians of the higher regions 31%, Bantous 19%, Kirdis 11%, Fulanis 10%, Bantu from the north-west 8%, Nigritic 7%, other Africans 13%, non Africans represent less than 1%
Official Language: French and English are the official languages of Cameroon.
Other Languages Spoken: There are close to 200 African dialects.
Business Language(s): In the business environment, French is more frequently used, although English is also used.
Religion: Tribal Religions 51%, Christians 33% (South), Sunni Muslims 16% (North).
Literacy Rate: 67.9%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Yaounde

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 475,440 km²
Type of State: Unitary Republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy (in the inferior bracket).
Heavily Indebted country; the economy is based principally on agriculture and petroleum.
HDI*: 0.505/1
HDI (World Rank): 152/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Cameroon, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Cameroon, Dial +237
Internet Suffix: .cm
Computers: 1.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 3.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 5.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 48.7% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,3005,1336,5006,5157,000
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3,3703,8784,6004,5004,200
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,0811,7171,9521,548-
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,1581,1051,8091,548-

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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