- Cameroon is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south.
- Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. With an area of 475,650 km², it is almost the size of Spain or slightly larger than the US state of California.
- Its southern and coastal areas are characterized by dense vegetation, a vast river system and a hot, humid climate with abundant rainfall.
- Cameroon's highlands in central and west offer a cooler climate and an average altitude of more than 1,100 m, the region is rich in volcanic soils, favorable for agriculture (coffee, vegetable, etc.).
- Largest city is Douala, the country's main port and economic capital with its commercial and industrial activities, Yaounde is the second largest city and the political capital of Cameroon.
- Other major urban centers are Edea characterized by its heavy industry and its hydro-power plant, Limbe, headquarters of the oil industry and Kribi terminal of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. English and French are official languages, although French is by far the most understood language.
GDP$72.12 Billion (PPP)
$28.82 Billion (Nominal)
GDP per capita$3,200 (PPP)
Main industriespetroleum production and refining, aluminium production, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair
Export goodscrude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminium, coffee, cotton
Importgoods machinery, electrical equipment, transport equipment, fuel, food
Main import partnersChina 18.9%
United States 4.4%
Economic aidThe Paris Club agreed to reduce Cameroon's debt of $1.3 billion by $900 million, debt relief now totals $1.26 billion
Credit ratingB (Domestic)
BBB- (T&C Assessment)