From the low and marshy coastal area, the land of Cameroon rises into a rain forest plateau.
From there the land moves higher into the central Adamawa Plateau, where some elevations reach over 4,000 ft.
To the north of Benoue National Park, the land slopes into a savanna plain that extends to the shores of Lake Chad.
In the far southwest Cameroon is mountainous. Mt Cameroon (an active volcano), sits on the edge of the Gulf of Guinea, and is the highest point in West Africa, as well as in Cameroon, at 13,353 ft. (4,070 m).
Significant rivers include the Dja, Nyong and Sanaga. Cameroon's lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean (0 m).
|Land Area||472,710 km2|
|Water Area||2,730 km2|
|Total Area||475,440km2 (#53)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$77.24 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,300|