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Cameroon

Cameroon This beautiful country will take you through rainforests, wildlife, amazing beaches along the Gulf on Guinea, or major attractions like Foumban, center of african traditional art and the Sultans museum, with many foundings like musical instruments, jewellery and so on going way back in time.

Area: 475.567 Km²
Population: 15.803.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 33 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Yaoundé (710.000 pop., 1.119.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Douala 850.000 pop. (1.320.000 urban aggl.)
Ethnic majority: Bantu 40%, Equatorial Bantu 20%, others 40%
Border countries: Nigeria NORTH-WEST, Chad and Central African Republic EAST, Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea SOUTH

Principal mountains: Mount Cameroun 4070 m
Principal rivers: Sanaga 1000 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Chad 1500 Km² (Cameroonian part, total 16.300 Km²)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial - tropical

Language: French, English (officials), Ethnic dialects
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 51%, Christian 33%, Muslim 16%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 11/2, 1/5, 20/5, 21/5, 15/8, 25/12
Dialling code: 00237
GMT: +1

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