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Capital:
Yaoundé
Government:
Unitary Dominant-Party Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Paul Biya
Economy:
  • Modest oil reserves and favorable agricultural conditions lend Cameroon one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Commercial and economic leader in the sub region.
  • Highly dependent on commodity exports.
  • Despite this, the economy in Cameroon suffers from economic mismanagement, pervasive corruption, and a challenging business environment (for local and foreign investors).
Population:
27,744,989 (2020) (51st)
Land Size:
475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Cameroon Highlanders (Bamileke, Bamoun): 31%
  • Equatorial Bantu (Bassa, Douala): 19%
  • Kirdi: 11%
  • Fulani: 10%
  • Northwestern Bantu: 8%
  • Eastern Nigritic: 7%
  • Other African: 13%
  • Non African: < 1%
Religions:
  • Indigenous beliefs: 40%
  • Christianity: 40%
  • Islam: 20%
Languages(s):
  • Budu
  • Beti
  • Pidgin
  • English (official)
  • French (official)