Cameroon is a typical African country with vibrant people, culture and a generally upbeat way of life. The country’s neighbours include Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. In comparison, the country is smaller than California covering 475, 440 sq km. The capital city is Yaoundé and the population is in the range of 20 million.
Cameroon: Climate and Landscape
The Cameroonian climate varies based on topographic variations. To the west of Cameroon, there are desert plains, while the central region has mountains and the south is tropical rainforest.
Sights and Sounds of Cameroon
The country’s landscape has a lot to offer visitors. Tourists can enjoy drumbeats on the beaches in the south, hiking/trekking in the north or enjoy the many cultural festivals inland. The tallest peak in West Africa, mount Cameroon is a great location for mountaineering and excursions.
Cameroon people and Languages
The official language in Cameroon is French, though English is common in major cities. In addition to these 24 major local languages are spoken in the country.
Other Facts from Cameroon
Soccer is the most popular sport in Cameroon and the country was the first African nation to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The country has produced many high performing international footballers such as Roger Milla and Samuel Etoo. Cameroon is among the wettest countries on the globe with annual rainfall in the range of 1 meter. The country gets its name from a Portuguese that means river of prawns. Due to a modest amount of oil deposits and favourable agricultural conditions, Cameroon has one of the most favourable commodity driven economies in Africa.