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Cameroon Geography

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

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).

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