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Cameroon

Cameroon
  • Capital

    Capital

    Yaounde

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:14

  • Population

    Population

    23.29 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +237

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XAF (franc)

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Cameroon

Cameroon
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Yaounde

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:14

  • Population

    Population

    23.29 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +237

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XAF (franc)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 466

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.24 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 604mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    475 440 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    11%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    40%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    20%

  • Railways

    Railways

    976km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    343 592

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Cameroon Highlanders - 31 %
    Equatorial Bantu - 19 %
    Kirdi - 11 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    indigenous - 40 %
    Christian - 40 %
    Islam - 20 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    71.3%

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    23 400

  • Murders

    Murders

    6 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    43.8%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.5%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    264%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    212 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    3.8%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum and refining, aluminum, food processing, light consumer goods, textiles, lumber, ship repair

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, cassava (manioc), livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -28%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    77%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    7 004kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    163 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Cameroon

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Marker Cameroon
Street & Behavioral

Don’t take pictures of government buildings, military installations and other public facilities - it’s illegal. You could be arrested and your equipment confiscated.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t take photos of Cameroonians without permission.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to lower the head and avert the eyes when greeting someone superior to you in age or position (if you are a man). Women tend not to look the other person in the eye even if it is another woman. Ask about the person’s family and other matters during the greeting process. Some Muslims will not shake hands across genders.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Cameroon is home to the most poisonous lake in the world.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't give alcohol if the host is Muslim. To non-Muslim hosts, you can give fruit, whiskey or wine. Always hand the things with both hands.

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5/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t use left hand when eating or giving/receiving the things.

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6/11
Marker Cameroon
Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by expressive communicators in business - when they think they know what you are about to say, they will interrupt you to agree, disagree or change the subject.

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Marker Cameroon
Street & Behavioral

Don’t let anyone purporting to be a security official to enter your vehicle - always drive with doors locked. Don’t show off with expensive jewellery and belongings you might be targeted as a victim by the thefts. Street crime rates are higher, particularly in urban areas.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t get too close to the wildlife - always follow the instructions given by guides or trackers.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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Marker Cameroon
Street & Behavioral

Don’t buy, sell, kill, or capture any protected wild animal or trade its parts without a license - it's illegal.

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10/11
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Business & Communication

Don’t ignore the increased reports of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea - watch out when travelling in coastal waters.

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Don't forget same-sex sexual activity is illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.

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