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Coordinates: 6°N 12°E / 6°N 12°E / 6; 12

Republic o Cameroon
République du Cameroun (French)
Coat o airms
"Paix – Travail – Patrie" (French)
"Peace – Work – Fatherland"
Ô Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres  (French)
O Cameroon, Cradle o oor Forefaithers a
Location o Cameroon on the globe.
Location o Cameroon
Caipital Yaoundé[1]
3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517
Lairgest ceety Douala[1]
Offeecial leids French
Ethnic groups
Demonym Cameroonian
Govrenment Unitar dominant-pairty presidential republic
• Preses
Paul Biya
Philémon Yang
Legislatur Pairlament
Naitional Assembly
Unthirldom frae Fraunce
• Declared
1 Januar 1960
• Union wi umwhile
British Cameroons
1 October 1961
• Total
475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi) (54th)
• Water (%)
• Julie 2013 estimate
22,534,532[1] (56t)
• 2005 census
• Density
39.7/km2 (102.8/sq mi) (167t)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$81.535 billion[3]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Tot
$29.547 billion[3]
• Per capita
Gini (2007) positive decrease 44.6[4]
HDI (2015) Increase 0.518[5]
law · 153rd
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)
Drivin side richt
Cawin code +237
ISO 3166 code CM
Internet TLD .cm
  1. Thir are the teetles as gien in the Constitution o the Republic o Cameroon, Airticle X (English at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 Februar 2006[Date mismatch]) an French at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 Februar 2006[Date mismatch]) versions). 18 Januar 1996. The French version o the sang is whiles cried Chant de Ralliement, as in Swarovski Orchestra (2004). National Anthems of the World. Koch International Classics; an the Inglis version "O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers", as in DeLancey an DeLancey 61.

The Republic o Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun) is a kintra o central an wastren Africae. It is bordered bi Nigerie tae the wast; Chad tae the northeast; the Central African Republic tae the east; an Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, an the Republic o the Congo tae the sooth. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight o Bonny, pairt o the Gulf o Guinea an the Atlantic Ocean. The kintra is cawed "Africae in miniature" for its geological an cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, muntains, rainforests, an savannas. The heichest point is Munt Cameroon in the soothwast, an the lairgest ceeties are Douala, Yaoundé, an Garoua. Cameroon is hame tae ower 200 different linguistic groups. The kintra is well kent for its native styles o muisic, particularly makossa an bikutsi, an for its successful naitional fitbaa team. Inglis an French are the offeecial leids.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cameroon". World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. "Rapport de présentation des résultats définitifs" (PDF) (in French). Institut national de la statistique. p. 6. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Cameroon". International Monetary Fund. 
  4. "Distribution of family income – Gini index". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2017.