Cameroon

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The country's name derives from 'camaroes', meaning shrimps so called by the 15th century Portugese explorer Fernando Po.The Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun) is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.

Established
1 January 1960, 1 October 1961 (Unification)
Joined Commonwealth
1995
Capital City
Yaounde (Constituional) Douala (Economic)
Demonym
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Cameroonian
Country motto
Size
183568 square miles.
Population
18,879,301
Population density
Based on figures from .
37 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 167)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$44030000000 (World ranking:93)
Human Development Index
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0.532 (World ranking:144)
Currency Code
XAF
Country calling code
237
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