Population of main cities including suburbs:
Douala (2,000,000); Yaoundé (1,550,000); Garoua (440,000); Bamenda (400,000); Maroua (320,000).
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%
French and English are the official languages of Cameroon.
Other Languages Spoken:
There are close to 200 African dialects.
In the business environment, French is more frequently used, although English is also used.
Tribal Religions 51%, Christians 33% (South), Sunni Muslims 16% (North).
It is %T:%M %A In Yaounde
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National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)
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 (World Rank):
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.
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1.2 per 100 Inhabitants
3.6 per 100 Inhabitants
5.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
48.7% of the Population
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