Cameroon profile

Baka Pygmy tribesmen of Cameroon's forests Baka Pygmies, the original dwellers of Cameroon's forests, enjoy small logging concessions
  • Full name: Republic of Cameroon
  • Population: 20 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Yaounde
  • Area: 475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 51 years (men), 54 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Crude oil and petroleum products, timber, cocoa, aluminium, coffee, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $1,210 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .cm
  • International dialling code: +237

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