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Cameroon Facts

Cameroon's Information

Flag of Cameroon
Land Area 472,710 km2
Water Area 2,730 km2
Total Area 475,440km2 (#53)
Population 24,360,803 (#53)
Population Density 51.53/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $77.24 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,300
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Cameroon
    (long form) Republic of Cameroon
  • Capital City: Yaounde (1,817,524 pop.)
  • Cameroon Population: 20,549,221 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: West African CFA francs
    (conversion rates)

    West African CFA francs
    5000 West African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
  • GDP total: $24.51 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $2,300 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Douala, Yaounde, Garoua, Kousseri
  • Name: Meaning shrimp; the name was given due to the large swarm of ghost shrimp in the Wouri River.
  • National Day: May 20
  • Religion: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
  • Symbols

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