Where is Cameroon?

Located in Cameroon, Cameroon has a 5,018.00 km border with Central African Republic (901 km), Chad (1,116 km), Republic of the Congo (494 km), Equatorial Guinea (183 km), Gabon (349 km) and Nigeria (1,975 km).Cameroon has been involved in territory disputes with Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.

Cameroon is an African country covering 475,440.00 km2 of which 0.57% is water and 472,710.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 55th largest country in the world and slightly larger than California. Its geographic coordinates are 6 00 N, 12 00 E and Yaounde is the capital city.

The name "Cameroon" comes from the "Rio dos Camaroes", which means "River of Prawns" in Portuguese.

Its ISO code is CM.


Cameroon has a mean elevation of 667 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Fako (on Cameroon Mountain) which is 4,095m above tall.

Its climate varies by terrain, from tropical by the coast to semiarid in the north. Its terrain is incredibly diverse, with plains in the southwest, a plateau in the center, mountains in the west, and plains in the north.


Cameroon has a population of 24,360,803 making it the 53rd largest in the world.

English and French are official languages; 24 African language groups represented. The majority ethnic group is Cameroon Highlanders, followed by Equatorial Bantu and Kirdi. The population is mostly Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 237.


Cameroon is an independent country. It gained independence in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 1996.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Cameroon's GDP is $77,240,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 94th largest economy and its citizens the 180th richest in the world. The currency of Cameroon is the Franc (XAF).

Its major export partners are China, India, and Spain. Its main exports are crude oil and petroleum products. Its major import partners are China, Nigeria, and France. Its major imports include machinery, electrical equipment, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017