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Cameroon : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Cameroon
Continent Africa
Location 7.36970 N, 12.35470 E
Map of Cameroon Map of Cameroon
Flag  Cameroon flag
Area 475,442 km²
Coastline 250 miles
Neighboring Countries Nigeria

Equatorial Guinea

Gabon

Congo

Central African Republic

Sao Tome and Principle

Benin

Chad

Niger

Togo

Ghana

Burkina Faso

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ivory Coast

Sudan

Mali

Angola

Libya

Rwanda

Burundi

Uganda

Liberia

Guinea

Sierra Leone

Tunisia

Time Zone WAT (UTC +1)
Population 24.615 million (2017)
Symbol  Cameroon symbol
Independence Day January 1st, 1960
President of Cameroon Paul Biya
Prime Minister of Cameroon Philémon Yang
National Anthem ‘’Ó Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancetres (O Cameroon, Cradie of our Forefathers)’’
Motto ‘’Paix – Travail – Patrie (Peace – Work – Fatherland)’’
National Animal Lion

National Animal of Cameroon

National Flower Red Stinkwood
National Dish Ndolé
Cereals Produce Mainly Cassava

Maize

Millet

Sorghum

Rice

Yams

National Sport Soccer
National Language French

English

Seasons Rainy Season

Dry Season

Prestigious Awards of Cameroon

Awards for Service to the State– Order of Valour, Order of Merit, Order of Agricultural Merit, Order of Sports Merit

Cinema Award – Cameroon International Film Festival, Cameroon Academy Awards

Traditional Dress Boubou
Religion in Cameroon Christianity (70.0%)

Islam (20.0%)

Traditional African Religion (6.0%)

Others (4.0%)

Average Marriage age in Cameroon 25.8 years for men and 19.0 years for women
Capital Yaounde (30 52’N 11031’E)
Number of Regions 10 Regions
Largest Region Centre Region
Smallest Region South Region
Number of Cities 72 Cities
Largest City Douala
Smallest City Ndelele
Literacy rate 81.2% (males)

68.9% (females)

Type of Government Republic
GDP PPP – $81.535 billion (2017)

Nominal – $29.547 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $3,358 (2017)
Total Number of Cameroon Army 9,300,000 (Manpower)
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Calling Code +237
Internet TLD .cm
ISO 3166 code CM
Festivals of Cameroon African Music Market

Nyem-Nyem Festival

Culture Week

African Theater Festival for Children and Young People (FATEJ)

Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC)

Ngondo Festival

Historic Monuments & Sites Monument de la Reunification

Le Monument aux Morts

Statue of Charles Atangana

Fon’s Palace

Protected Areas 13 National Parks

3 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River Benue River
Longest Beach Kribi Beach
Largest Lake Lake Chad
Highest Mountain Mount Cameroon
Biggest Dam Lom-Pangar Dam
Biggest Waterfall Menchum Falls
Biggest Airport Douala International Airport
Total Number of Airport 23 Airports
Total Number of Universities 203 Universities
Tallest Building Prime Ministry Building
Richest person of Cameroon Baba Danpoullo
Best places to visit in Cameroon Yaounde

Maroua

Limbe

Douala

Waza National Park

Bamenda

Foumban

Bafoussam

Kribi

Korup National Park

Official Website https://www.prc.cm/en/
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