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Republic of Cameroon
République du Cameroun
Motto: 
"Paix – Travail – Patrie" (French)
"Peace – Work – Fatherland"
Anthem: 
Ô Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres  (French)
O Cameroon, Cradle of our Forefathersa
Location of Cameroon on the globe.
Location of Cameroon
CapitalYaoundé[1]
3°52′N11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517
Largest cityDouala[1]
Official languagesFrench
English
Ethnic groups
DemonymCameroonian
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partypresidential republic
Paul Biya
Philémon Yang
LegislatureParliament of Cameroon
Senate
National Assembly
Independence from France
• Declared
1 January 1960
• Union with former
British Cameroons
1 October 1961
Area
• Total
475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi) (54th)
• Water (%)
0.57
Population
• July 2013 estimate
22,534,532[1] (56th)
• 2005 census
17,463,836[2]
• Density
39.7/km2 (102.8/sq mi) (167th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$81.535 billion[3]
• Per capita
$3,358[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$29.547 billion[3]
• Per capita
$1,217[3]
Gini (2007) 44.6[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.518[5]
low · 153rd
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+237
ISO 3166 codeCM
Internet TLD.cm
  1. These are the titles as given in the Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon, Article X (English at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 February 2006) and French at the Wayback Machine (archived 28 February 2006) versions). 18 January 1996. The French version of the song is sometimes called Chant de Ralliement, as in Swarovski Orchestra (2004). National Anthems of the World. Koch International Classics; and the English version "O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers", as in DeLancey and DeLancey 61.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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