50 Fascinating Facts About Cameroon

Cameroon's overall area is 475,440 square kilometers, about twice the size of Great Britain. It is home to one of the region's most ethnically diverse populations, with 250 ethnic groupings — and equally diverse scenery, climate, and fauna. Cameroon is a country in Central Africa that is occasionally referred to as West Africa due to its significant position at the crossroads of Central and West Africa. Cameroon offers an abundance of natural and cultural resources, making it a worthwhile destination. It boasts a diverse range of scenery, from mountains and forests to deserts and seashores. These landscapes support a diverse range of ecosystems and a high level of biodiversity. Cameroon is also a diversified country, home to hundreds of ethnic groups. The following are a few of the most amazing facts about Cameroon.

Fascinating Facts

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Cameroon is dubbed 'Africa in Miniature' due to the country's geographic and cultural diversity.
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Cameroon declared an independent republic on January 1, 1960.
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Archaeological evidence indicates that humans have inhabited the African nation of Cameroon for approximately 50,000 years.
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Cameroon is home to around 250 languages. As a result, Cameroon is regarded one of the most linguistically varied countries in the world.
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Cameroon is a stunning country in Central Africa, teeming with animals.
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The Republic of Cameroon is the country's official name.
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It is the home to Africa's oldest forest, Korop National Part Forest.
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Cameroon became a member of the United Nations in 1960.
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Due to its physical and cultural variety, Cameroon is frequently referred to be "Africa in small."
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Lake Nyos is a volcanic lake located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. It's a deep lake on an inactive volcano that is surrounded by a pocket of magma.
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It is bounded on the northeast by Chad, east by the Central African Republic, on the south by Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo, and on the west by Nigeria. Additionally, it has a shoreline to the southwest all along the South Atlantic Ocean.
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Cameroon officially speaks two languages: French and English.
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Cameroon's national football team, the Indomitable Lions, is one of the strongest in Africa. Six times, the country has competed for FIFA competitions, more than almost any other African side.
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The country is home to around 1700 distinct language groups. Additionally, the region is home to 230 other languages.
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Cameroon is the world's ninth most linguistically varied country and the second most diverse in Africa, behind Nigeria.
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Cameroon Is One of The Most Dangerous Countries on The Planet. In some sections of Cameroon, terrorism, kidnap, and armed robbery are widespread crimes.
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Cameroon's entire land area is 183,569 sq. miles.
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Yaoundé is Cameroon's capital city. It is the country's second-largest city, after Douala city.
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The only country named after a crustacean in the world.
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Each year, the country receives an abundance of rainfall, making it one of the wettest regions on Earth.
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Cameroon's flag is composed of vertical green, yellow, and red stripes, with a yellow star in the center.
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Mount Cameroon is located in Cameroon, near the Gulf of Guinea. It is also the highest point in Sub-Saharan West and Central Africa.
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Cameroonians experience weather that varies according to geography, with a semiarid environment in the north and a tropical climate on the coast.
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Cameroon's landscape is varied, with a coastal plain in the southwest, a dissected plateau in the center, mountains in the west, and plains in the north.
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It is host to some of the most extensive and most peculiar animals on the planet. Cameroon is home to the world's most giant frog, the Goliath Frog.
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Throughout the country, thermal springs can be discovered.
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Portuguese navigators were the first Europeans who discovered Cameroon in 1472 when they sailed up the Wouri River.
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Cameroon, like many African countries, uses the CFA Franc as its official currency.
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HIV/AIDS was predicted to have killed 34,200 people in Cameroon in 2014.
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Upon World War I, Cameroon was partitioned between Britain and France; following independence in 1961; the two colonies merged to form the United Republic of Cameroon.
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The average life expectancy in this region is 58.51 years.
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The beaches of Cameroon are among the greatest in Africa. Although Cameroon's beaches are not yet developed to their full potential, they are beautiful and attract visitors worldwide.
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Oil exports account for 40% of the country's total export profits.
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Cameroon is Africa's second most successful football nation, behind Egypt. They have won the Africa Cup of Nations five times and finished second twice.
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Cameroon obtained independence in 1960 after being governed by Germany, France, and England.
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Cameroon is home to twenty protected areas, including national parks, zoos, natural forests, and wildlife sanctuaries.
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At 13,500 feet, Mount Cameroon is the country's highest point.
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Cameroon is also a biodiverse country. It is covered in tropical woods covering 220,000 square kilometers and is home to an estimated 9,000 plant species, around 900 bird species, and approximately 320 animals.
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The country is well-known for its indigenous musical forms, including makossa and bikutsi, and its national football team's success.
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Cameroon cultivates coffee, chocolate, rubber, and cotton, as well as livestock and timber.
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Korup National Park is located in Cameroon's Southwest Province and covers an area of 1,260 square kilometers (486 square miles) of largely intact primary forest. According to legend, it is one of Africa's oldest and most diverse tropical woods regarding its floristic richness.
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Before World War I, the country was essentially a German colony. At the time, it was referred to as Kamerun.
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Before World War I, the country was essentially a German colony. At the time, it was referred to as Kamerun.
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Dja Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cameroon. It is one of Africa's most extensive and best-protected rainforests.
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Cocoa and aluminum are the primary exports.
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The land that is now Cameroon was populated in the Neolithic Period.
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Cameroonian food is one of the most diverse in Africa, owing to its location at the crossroads of the continent's north, west, and center.
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The Royal Palace of Foumban is one of the oldest palaces in African history, stretching back hundreds of years.
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In 1972, the country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon; in 1984, it was renamed the Republic of Cameroon.
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Cameroon is home to the rare Western Lowland Gorilla.
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In 1960, President Ahmadou Ahidjo established the Republic of Cameroun in the French-administered region of Cameroon. In 1961, it merged with the southern part of British Cameroons to become the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

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