Cameroon Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Cameroon
~ conventional short form: Cameroon
Area: 475,440
Coastline: 402 km
Highest point: Fako (on Mount Cameroon) 4,095 m
Population: 16,380,005
Density: 34/km2
Population growth rate: 1.93%
Languages: English and French
Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Government type: Unitary republic
Capital: Yaoundé
GDP - per capita: $1,900
Inflation rate: 1%
Currency (code): Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: CAM
Calling code: +237
Internet country code: .cm
Time Zone: + 1.0 H


Cameroon is a country better known for peace and tranquillity, coffee and cotton and holds a lot of surprises for you. It offers the very best part of Africa where you can explore nature at its full bloom and get a feel of the diverse cultures of its people. Situated in Western part of the African continent, Cameroon is also host to one of the most promising football teams in the world. Geographically, it is enriched with almost all features of the ecology. Starting from the coastal plain by the Bight of Biafra in the southwest to mountains in west and a dissected plateau in centre, Cameroon brings to you some great wildlife parks and isolated beaches. Spread over an area of total 475,440 sq km, the landscape of the country reaches its peak at Fako or Mt.Cameroon with 4,095 m.
Cameroon, first inhabited by the pygmy Baka people and Bantu tribes, came under the influence of Islam with the arrival of the Muslim Fulani in the 18th and 19th centuries. After German occupancy, the country was divided between French and British authorities in post-Second World War. The northern part or French Cameroon became an independent republic on January 1, 1960 and was joined by the southern British-controlled part a year later. Cameroon is known for having one of the best education systems in Africa with more than 79% of its population being literate.




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