Cameroon

Cameroon, in West Africa, is a mixture of desert plains in the north, mountains in the central regions, and tropical rain forests in the south. Along its western border with Nigeria are mountains, which include the volcanic Cameroon Mountain—the highest point in West Africa. Some 250 ethnic groups speaking about 270 languages and dialects make it a remarkably diverse country.

The Republic of Cameroon is a union of two former United Nations Trust Territories—French Cameroon, which became independent in 1960, and southern British Cameroon, which joined it after a 1961 UN-sponsored referendum. English and French are both official languages.

Cameroon
  1. Population
    23.4M
  2. Capital City
    Yaoundé
  3. Primary Languages
    English & French
  4. Life Expectancy
    59 Years
  5. Population Below Povery Line
    30%
  6. Infant Mortality Rate
    51 deaths per 1,000 live births
  7. Top Cause of Death
    HIV/AIDS