About Cameroon


Cameroon is a Central African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. It is nearly twice the size of Oregon. Mount Cameroon (13,350 ft; 4,069 m), near the coast, is the highest elevation in the country. The main rivers are the Benue, Nyong, and Sanaga.

(Source: UNICEF: The State of the World’s Children Report)

Basic Indicators

Population: 23,739,218 (2015)
National language: English, French, 24 major African language groups

Per capita income: US$ 3,000 (2014)
Average income per year (US$) $1,350 (2014)
Population below poverty line 48%
Unemployment: 30% (2012)

Life expectancy: 57.93 years (2015)
Median age 18.4
Under 5 Mortality Rate: 24% (2012)

44% of the rural population has access safe drinking water (2015)
Adequate sanitation facilities: 62% (2015)

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