Guide to CAMEROON
CAMEROON which official name is Republic of Cameroon or Cameroon, is a country from Africa located at the Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria. CAMEROON with 4,591 km sq km, limits with: Central African Republic 797 km, Chad 1,094 km, Republic of the Congo 523 km, Equatorial Guinea 189 km, Gabon 298 km, Nigeria 1,690 km; and is divided in 10 province . CAMEROON's capital is Yaoundé , but CAMEROON 's most populated city is douala with about 1,338,144 inhabitants.
History of CAMEROON
CAMEROON's government is republic; multiparty presidential regime; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Paul Biya as head of state and Prime Minister Ephraïm Inoni as head of government.
Other symbols of CAMEROON are Cameroonian motto " Paix - Travail - Patrie (French, Peace, Work, Fatherland) Cameroonian anthem "Chant de Ralliement (Rallying Song) Cameroonian flag.Cameroonian flag is composed by three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), red, and yellow with a yellow five-pointed star centered in the red band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia .
CAMEROON's history is quite long: The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite a slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of an ethnic oligarchy headed by President Paul BIYA.
CAMEROON has an area of 475,440Km ,with a coastline of 402, this great area is composed by 469,440 sq km of land and 6,000 sq km of water. Cameroonian geography is known by it's diverse land, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains in west, plains in north . This makes Cameroonian's land specially proclive to volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes.
Guide to travel to CAMEROON
If you are thinking on traveling to CAMEROON, you will have to take in consideration some points like CAMEROON's currency, CAMEROON's weather, CAMEROON's national holiday and CAMEROON's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. CAMEROON`s currency is called franc ( CFAF), which is divided in 100 centimes. For your consideration, franc's exchange rate is about 0 per dolar.416.3810798366.
CAMEROON's weather is characterized to be varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to CAMEROON.
You can also consider to visit CAMEROON on it's national holiday to get in CAMEROON's culture. If you do so, CAMEROON's national holiday is called Republic Day, 20 May.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of CAMEROON: Fako 4,095 m (on Mt. Cameroon). And try also to get to CAMEROON's lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit CAMEROON's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to CAMEROON, with more than 47 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to CAMEROON without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. CAMEROON has about987 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
CAMEROON is known by Cameroonians as Republique du Cameroun/Republic of Cameroon or Cameroun/Cameroon in the shortened way. Cameroonian, about 18,060,382 people, are composed by different ethnics: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%. And they also have different languages: French, English.
Another relevant point nowadays it's CAMEROON's religion. Cameroonians are divided in indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%.
But if want to know more about CAMEROON's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Cameroonian novelists' books like Ferdinand Oyono (1929– ), Calixthe Beyala or Evelyne Mpoudi Ngole (1953– ).
Videos of Cameroon
See some viedos of Cameroon's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Cameroon
|Cameroon coach Akono given reprieve
Cameroon opt to retain coach Jean-Paul Akono for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers but will continue to look for his replacement.
|Cameroon oil production down 8 pct in Q1 2013
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon crude production dipped more than 8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013 due to technical problems in some of its oil fields, the central African country's National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH) said on Thursday. Crude production fell to 5.31 million barrels in the first three months of the year compared with 5.78 million barrels in the same period of ...
|Cameroon FA rejects Akono's squad
Outgoing Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono circulates an unofficial squad list for June's friendly match and World Cup qualifiers.
|Cameroon researcher wins prestigious 'Green Oscar'
( Zoological Society of San Diego ) Ekwoge Enang Abwe, a conservationist working in Cameroon has just been awarded the prestigious Whitley award. The Whitley award is an international competition that is often called "The Green Oscars" because it celebrates the extraordinary achievements of some of the world's leading conservationists working in developing countries. Abwe was selected for the ...
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