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Cameroon’s title "Africa in miniature" stems from its geographic and social diversity. The Central African country covers an exceptional richness of species from the beautiful coastal regions, tropical rain forests, volcanic plateaus and mountains to the savannah in the Chad Basin. Moreover, the population is as mixed and multicultural as in almost no other African state. Overall around 230 ethnic groups live peacefully together, the six largest come from Bantu, Sudan and Fulani peoples. This is mainly due to Cameroon's history, where big waves of immigration always played an important role.

Area:

475,000 km²

Population:

16.7 Mio.

Population growth rate:

2.2 %

Capital:

Yaoundé (1.1 million inhabitants)

Economic Centre:

Douala (1.4 million inhabitants)

Languages:

French, English (official languages)
Approximately 230 local dialects

Currency:

Central African Franc (1 € = 655.955 CFA)

Constitution:

Presidential republi

President:

Paul Biya (2004 reelected for 7 years)

Religion:

25 % Catholics
25 % Protestants
20 % Moselems
20 % traditional religions



Ruhmsiki in the north
Market in Ruhmsiki Village in the north
Sultan's Palace in Foumban Yaoundé city center

Rain Forest near Ebodje
The beach in Kribi Lobe waterfalls near Kribi

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