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Cameroon FlagCameroon

Land Of Mountains, Land On The River



Population: 19,711,291 (2011)
Land Area: 475,440 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydro power
Capital: Yaounde
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Paul Biya (1982)
Head of Government: Philemon Yang (2009)
Languages: African Languages, English, French
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)
Major Religions: Indigenous Beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
Major Ethnicities: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, Other African 13%, Non-African 1%
Life Expectancy: 54.39 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 21.88 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 44.65 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,300 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 20%, Industry 30.9%, Services 49.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 70%, Industry 13%, Services 17% (2001)
Industries: Petroleum production and refining, aluminum production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair
Agriculture Products: Coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber
Human Development Index: 0.482 (150th)
Tourism Revenue: 39 million (2000)
Unemployment Rate: 30% (2001)

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Army Size: 23 100 (2004)
Budget: 1.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Cameroon is located in west Africa, it is bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. Cameroon's economy is based on primary products like agriculture and forestry. Political stability is assured with the president Paul Biya set for another re-election in 2011.

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CIA World Factbook: Cameroon
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Cameroon

Updated on: December 5, 2011