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Last update : 13 February 2019


Cameroon information

Cameroon is a country in central Africa, the Gulf of Guinea.

Capital : Yaounde
Language :  French, English
Currency :  CFA franc
Population : 22 709 892
Area : 475 442 km2

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Cameroon facts

1. Independence from France and Great Britain was obtained on January 1, 1960.
2. The population density is 38 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.5 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 38.4%.
5. The highest peak is Cameroon, 4095 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Sanaga, 918 km.
7. Full name of the country – Republic of Cameroon.
8. Motto of the country – “Peace, Work, Fatherland”.
9. Political system – republic.
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11. Over 30% of the total population lives on less than $2 a day.

12. Cameroon is famous for the production of coffee, cocoa, cotton, bananas and oil plants.

13. Cameroon is the first African country to reach the quarterfinals in the World Cup.

Author: Turyst

14. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 96 place,
      – 2018 year – 109 place.

15. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 14,000 professional and 10,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 15,000 professional and 10,000 reservists.

16. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 100 armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 9 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 0 tanks, 100 armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 17 helicopters.

17. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $370,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $370,000,000 .

18. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 37 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 36 ships.

Author: Wojak

19. The minimum wage is CFA 36 270 francs per month (data from 2014).

20. The amount of income tax in Cameroon is 38.5%.

21. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.2% .

Author: Daria

22. In Cameroon, an average person consumes about 8.4 liters of pure alcohol a year.

23. The most beer is drunk – 64%, then wine – 22%, spirit – 13.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

Author: AlkoWorld

24. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

25. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

26. The average IQ level is 64.

Author: EduKacJa

27. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

28. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 100 km / h.

29. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

30. In 2013, 1,063 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

Author: AutoMania

31. 23% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 5,370,000 people).

32. 54% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

33. In 1986, carbon dioxide began to emerge from the Nyos volcanic lake. which led to the death poisoning of over 1,700 people and 3,500 animals.

Author: Fiorella

34. In Cameroon, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

Author: Leah

35. In this country there are over 51 350 km of paved roads (0.08% of all roads in the world).

36. In this country there are 33 airports, 11 of the paved surface.

37. In this country there are over 1 245 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

38. In this country, over 2 611 000 (2015) 6 128 422 (2018) people have access to internet (around 26% of the population).

39. About 1,400,000 (2015) 2,700,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

40. The national top-level domain is .cm . There are over 30,500 websites with such an extension.

41. The most popular pages with the extension .cm are: google.cm, get.cm and d8.cm.

Author: http

42. The country has over $3,503,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.029% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

43. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $34 401 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $34 800 000 000 .

44. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 19.9% ​​ GDP, or around: $6 845 799 000 ,
      – 2018 year was 35.7% GDP, or around: $12,423,600,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $532.

45. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 of the year was around: $5 784 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

46. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 8 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

47. In this country you can vote from the age of 20.

Author: Firina

48. In this country there are 25% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 5 836 000 people).

Author: Reebeka

49. The lowest temperature: -0.7 °C was measured at Benoue River.

50. The highest temperature: 47.7 °C was measured in Kousséri.

Author: weather

51. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

52. The average life expectancy in this country is 50 years (women – 50.9 years and men – 49 years).

Author: Wilga

53. In this country, women can get married at the age of 15, and men aged 18.

54. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.7 years old.

55. 10 women give birth to 48 children on average

Author: Nadia

56. The average age people living in this country is 18.4 years old.

57. The country is around:
10,250,000 people (42.78%) in the age range 0-14 years.
12 936 000 people (54.07%) in the age range 15-64 years.
753 600 people (3.15%) over 65 years old.

Author: Sara19

58. In this country, about 865 000 children are born each year (3.6% of the population), and about 242,000 people die (1.0% of the population).

Author: Sara19

59. On August 21, 1986, as a result of volcanic carbon dioxide escaping from the lake, 1700 people died within 24 hours living in a radius of 20 km.

Author: Teresa

60. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1961.

Author: AutoMania

61. There are 96,000 km2 of agricultural land in Cameroon (20% of the country).

62. 28 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

63. The highest located city in the country is Ndu.

Author: Statyk

64. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 37 days.

65. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

66. The work week is 40 hours.

67. 51% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

68. 208050 km2 of the country is covered by forests (44%)

69. The last death penalty was completed in 1997.

Author: Statyk

70. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 33% (2018).

71. The tax on goods and services is 19.25% (2018).

72. The level of inflation in 2018 is 0.8%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Cameroon?
The highest peak in Cameroon is Cameroon (4095 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Cameroon?
The largest river in Cameroon is Sanaga, 918 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Cameroon?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Cameroon has national colors?
National colors: green, red and yellow.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Cameroon?
Cameroon borders with such countries as: Central African Republic 797 km, Chad 1 094 km, Congo 523 km, Equatorial Guinea 189 km, Gabon 298 km, Nigeria 1,690 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 18.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is CFA 36 270 francs per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Cameroon?
The population density is 51 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Peace, Work, Fatherland”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.7 ° C was measured in Kousséri.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -0.7 ° C was measured at Benoue River.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 21.

answer: Marta