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Cameroon is pronounced ka·mur·oon” and is one of the 9 countries located in Central Africa. Has the longest ruling leader, Paul Biya. Cameroon was named by Portuguese explorers for the Rio dos Camarões (‘River of Prawns’). This country gained it’s independence on October 1, 1961 from France. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Cameroon.

Cameroon African Country Flag

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Where is Cameroon located?

Cameroon is located in Central Africa bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African RepublicRepublic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

World Data Locator Map, Cameroon

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Facts About Cameroon:

  1. Capital: Yaoundé
  2. Population: 24 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Cameroon?

French and English are the official languages of Cameroon.

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What is the Currency in Cameroon?

Central African CFA Franc is the currency used in Cameroon.

$1 = 644.14

$20 = 12882.74

$60 = 38648.23


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What Are The Religions of Cameroon?

Religion: In Cameroon the 2 main religions practiced are; Christianity (71%) and Islam (24%). Other religions include;


Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Cameroon:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Cameroon but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa