|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||English, French||Other languages: Ewondo, Fulfulde|
Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)|
€1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.cm||International Dialling Code: 237|
For help planning your trip to Cameroon including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Cameroon trip planning page.
Further information on Cameroon
Discover more about Cameroon - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 475,440 sq km (6,000 sq km under water)
Coastline: 402 km (Gulf of Guinea)
Climate: Diverse landscape and climate ranging from tropical along coast to semi-arid and hot in the north.
Highest mountain: Fako on Mount Cameroon (4,095m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Cameroon from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||130/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||146/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||131/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||136/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Cameroon Status: Independent Country
Population: 23,130,708 (rank: 53/196) Density: 48.6 people/sq km (rank: 130/196)
Ethnic groups: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
GDP (PPP): $53.16 billion GDP per capita: $2,400 (rank: 156/195)