Cameroon
Republic of Cameroon

Capital
Yaounde

Area
183,567 sq mi
475,440 sq km


Population
15,746,179 est 2003

Largest city
Douala
pop. 1,274,300


Languages
English and French (both official), 24 major African language groups

Peoples
Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%

Religion
Indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Life Expectancy
total population: 47.95 years
male: 47.1 years
female: 48.83 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 79%
male: 84.7%
female: 73.4% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
20 years of age; universal

Government
Unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime


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