Capital: Yaounde ; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 4.5%
Key Facts

Full name: Republic of Cameroon
Population: 20 million (UN, 2011)
Area: 475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)
Major languages: French, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups
Major religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Life expectancy: 51 years (men), 54 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 CFA franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Crude oil and petroleum products, timber, cocoa, aluminium, coffee, cotton
GNI per capita: US $1,180 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .cm
International dialling code
: +237


  • Africa: Making Things Happen at the Bank - 'Not a Talk Shop' - Akin Adesina


    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is focusing on five areas to achieve the African and world goals for a prosperous continent since becoming president of the African Development Bank - Africa's major public financial institution in September 2015. He was a keynote speaker at this month's Corporate Council on Africa's U.S.- Africa Business Summit in Washington D.C. and moderated a lively panel with five African government ministers. He as well received the Gene White Lifetime Succcess Award from the World Child Nutrition Foundation. This week, he was named the 2017 recipient of the World Food Prize, a prestigious honor that includes a $250,000 award. In an interview in Washington, DC, Adesina discussed the Development Bank's ambitious schedule and his vision for attracting the increase capital Africa needs. Posting questions for AllAfrica was Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga.

  • ESSIMI MENYE, Minister of Finance


    Most civil engineering feats are the product of unrelenting will. They bear witness to social cohesion and lay the groundwork for next prosperity. Whether it is a large-scale regulating dam or a deepwater seaport, Cameroon is unveiling a series of infrastructure projects that will give the country a complete makeover. It is a first step in the country’s move toward middle-income status by 2035.

  • Cameroonian-President-Paul-Biya


    Following the merger in 1961 of former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon, the Republic of Cameroon has since enjoyed over half a century of political and social stability, despite being located in the conflictive Central African sub-region. Such composure has enabled the republic to focus on its agriculture, roads, infrastructure and the development of a petroleum industry.

  • Outlook for 2013-17


    The country (Cameroon) is situated in Western Africa and is bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Nigeria and Central African Republic for 797 km, Gabon for 298km, guinea
    Land in Cameroon is various, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains in west, and plains in north.The climate varies with terrain and from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north.
    African language groups, English (official), French (official).

  • The friendly and cooperative relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Cameroon


    The friendly and cooperative relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Cameroon continued to grow in 2013.

    In March, President Paul Biya sent a telegram of congratulations to Xi Jinping on his election as the Chinese president. In April, President Biya sent a letter of condolences to President Xi Jinping over the earthquake in Lushan, Sichuan Province. In the same month, Prime Minister Philemon Yang sent a letter of congratulations to Li Keqiang on his election as the Chinese premier.

  • Yaounde the capital of Cameroon


    Yaoundé  is the capital of Cameroon and, with a people of approximately 2.5 million, the second major city in the country next the port city Douala. It lies in the center of the country at an elevation of about 750 metres (2,500 ft) above sea level.

    Yaoundé was founded in 1888 by German traders as a base for the ivory trade and as an agricultural research station. It was occupied by Belgian troops during World War I. Next Germany's defeat, France became the colonial power in eastern Cameroon. Yaoundé as a result became the capital of French Cameroon, and continued as the capital of the Republic of Cameroon at independence.

  • Yaoundé