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

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 weel 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.

Republic o Cameroon

[République du Cameroun] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help) (French)
Coat o airms o Cameroon
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
3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517
Lairgest ceetyDouala[1]
Offeecial leidsFrench
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentUnitar dominant-pairty presidential republic
• Preses
Paul Biya
Joseph Ngute
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
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+237
ISO 3166 codeCM
  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) an French at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 Februar 2006) versions). 18 Januar 1996. The French version o the sang is whiles cried [Chant de Ralliement] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help), 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.
Territorial Organization


  1. a b c "Cameroon". World Factbook. CIA. Archived frae the original on 15 Mey 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. "Rapport de présentation des résultats définitifs" (PDF) (in French). Institut national de la statistique. p. 6. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 21 Julie 2012.
  3. a b c d "Cameroon". International Monetary Fund.
  4. "Distribution of family income – Gini index". The World Factbook. CIA. Archived frae the original on 13 Juin 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  5. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.