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Cameroon

Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon, République du Cameroun)   

The state in the western part of Central Africa, in the south-west it is washed by the Gulf of Bonnie (part of Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean). Cameroon got its name from the Portuguese Rio de Camaroes («river shrimp") - the so-called Portuguese explorers called the River Woori in the XV century. Sometimes Cameroon is called "Africa in miniature" because of its natural diversity. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions, eco-tourism.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

The state in west central Africa, just north of the equator, that it is washed by the Gulf of Bonnie Atlantic.

The country's territory is 475 442 km². 

The whole central part of the country is a plateau with elevations up to 1000 m, which in the north gradually descends to basin of the Lake Chad, in the west goes to the coastal lowlands, and in the north-west - a volcanic massif Cameroon (its highest point, the eponymous volcano rises to 4100 meters above sea level).

Population: more than 20 million 550 thousand people.

Capital: Yaounde with population of 1.8 million people.

Biggest cities: Yaounde, Douala.

Languages: French and English (de facto), but only in Cameroon accrued 276 languages. Many speak the so-called "Pidgin English" - Anglo-Chinese hybrid language.

Religion: 40% of population professes native cults, about 40% are Christian, 20% Muslim.

Time zoneUTC +1.

Calling code: +237.

Currency: CFA franc (XAF). The US dollar is practically free circulation along with the CFA franc.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, American Express и Diners Club.

Tours in the direction of: Cameroon