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Where is Cameroon?

map showing the location of Cameroon

Located in the continent of Africa, Cameroon covers 472,710 square kilometers of land and 2,730 square kilometers of water, making it the 54th largest nation in the world with a total area of 475,440 square kilometers.

Cameroon became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Cameroon is 20,129,878 (2012) and the nation has a density of 43 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Cameroon is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). As well, the people of Cameroon are refered to as Cameroonian.

The dialing code for the country is 237 and the top level internet domain for Cameroonian sites is .cm.

Cameroon shares land borders with 6 countries: Congo, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria.

To learn more, visit our detailed Cameroon section.

Quick facts

Population 20,129,878
Density 42.6 / km2 ( 110.3 / mi2 )
Languages English, French
Independence Year 1960
Capital Yaounde (Centre)
Currency CFA Franc BEAC
GDP 32,548,591,286 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,617 (2014 data)
Land Area 472,710 km2 (182,514 mi2)
Water Area 2,730 km2 (1,054 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Central African Republic, Gabon, The Congo, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Chad
Minimum Longitude 8.490
Maximum Longitude 16.190
Mininum Latitude 1.650
Maximum Latitude 13.070

What is the capital of Cameroon?

map showing the location of Cameroon
Location of Yaounde on a map.

Yaounde is the capital city of Cameroon. It has a population of 1,299,369, and is located on a latitue of 3.87 and longitude of 11.52.

Yaounde is also the political center of Cameroon, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Yaounde, the Capital Of Cameroon

City Yaounde
Country Cameroon
Population 1,299,369
Longitude 11.51667000
Latitude 3.86667000
Elevation 726 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Cameroon

Rank City Population
#1Douala1,338,082
#2Yaounde1,299,369
#3Garoua436,899
#4Kousseri435,547
#5Bamenda393,835
#6Maroua319,941
#7Bafoussam290,768
#8Mokolo275,239
#9Ngaoundere231,357
#10Bertoua218,111
#11Edea203,149
#12Loum177,429
#13Kumba144,413
#14Nkongsamba117,063
#15Mbouda111,320
#16Dschang96,112
#17Foumban92,673
#18Ebolowa87,875
#19Guider84,647
#20Foumbot84,065

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.