CAMEROON

Information about travelling to Cameroon

Cameroon is located in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria

Facts about Cameroon
Population18,467,692 note: es
CapitalYaounde
Time zoneUTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria

General info about Cameroon
The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite a slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.
Disease threats
degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepat
Languages spoken
24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
Ethnic division
Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
6.9% (2003 est.)
Climate
varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north
Resources
petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
Economy
Because of its modest oil resources and favorable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Still, it faces many of the serious problems facing other underdeveloped countries, such as a top-heavy civil service and a generally unfavorable climate for business enterprise. International oil and cocoa prices have a significant impact on the economy. Since 1990, the government has embarked on various IMF and World Bank programs designed to spur business investment, increase efficiency in agriculture, improve trade, and recapitalize the nation's banks. The IMF is pressing for more reforms, including increased budget transparency, privatization, and poverty reduction programs.
Environment
waterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing

Cities in Cameroon

abong mbang     akom     akonolinga     ambam     bafang     bafia     bafoussam     bafut     bali     bamenda     bana     bangangte     banyo     batouri     bertoua     betare oya     bogo     bonaberi     buea     dibombari     djang     douala     doume     ebolowa     edea     eseka     fontem     foumban     foumbot     fundong     garoua     garoua boulai     guider     idenao     kaele     kousseri     kribi     kumba     kumbo     lagdo     limbe     lolodorf     loum     manjo     maroua     mbalmayo     mbengwi     mbouda     meiganga     melong     mfou     mindif     mme     mokolo     monatele     mora     mutengene     muyuka     mvangue     nanga eboko     ngaoundere     njinikom     nkongsamba     nkoteng     obala     ombessa     poli     rey bouba     saa     sangmelima     tchollire     tibati     tignere     tiko     wum     yabassi     yagoua     yaounde     yokadouma    


Airports in Cameroon
BafoussamBFX
BaliBLC
BamendaBPC
BertouaBTA
DoualaDLA
DschangDSC
EbolowaEBW
FoumbanFOM
GarouaGOU
YagouaGXX
KribiKBI
KaeleKLE
KoutabaKOB
MamfeMMF
SalamMVR
NgaoundereNGE
NkongsambaNKS
NsimalenNSI
BatouriOUR
TikoTKC
LimbeVCC
Yaounde AirportYAO


Beer in Cameroon (0.33l)
Yaounde~ 1.8 EUR

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