Facts and stats about Cameroon

20.55 million

Population. Ranked 58th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 143th in 2012.


Central African Republic 797 km, Chad 1,094 km, Republic of the Congo 523 km, Equatorial Guinea 189 km, Gabon 298 km, Nigeria 1,690 km
Largest city Douala - (est. 2,000,000 to 2,500,000)
Capital city Yaounde - 1,430,000
Major language French, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups
Major religion Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit Communaute Financiere Africaine franc ; note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States
Alternative names Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon
Groups Christian countries, Former French colonies, Hot countries, Religious countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Cameroon

  • Cameroon ranked #4 for FIFA world ranking > men amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Cameroon ranked #26 for population amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Cameroon ranked second for biodiversity > mammal species, threatened amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Cameroon ranked 4th last for GDP per capita amongst Religious countries in 2012.
  • Cameroon ranked first for biodiversity > fish species, threatened amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
  • Cameroon ranked #37 for birth rate globally in 2013.


Could you please include this Cameroon site in your list. Thank you.

Posted on 30 Mar 2010