Cameroon has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - United Nations  
                                                                                                    Summary Statistics
Full NameRepublic of Cameroon
RegionCentral Africa
Surface Area475,442 sq km (183,568 sq miles)
Population20 million (UN, 2012)
Major LanguagesFrench, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups
Major ReligionChristianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs
CurrencyCFA Franc (XAF)
Main ExportsCrude oil and petroleum products, timber, cocoa, aluminium, coffee, cotton
International Dialing Code+237
                                                                                                    Economic Indicators
GDP (Million Current US $)20112,6410
GDP – Growth Rate at Constant 2005 prices (Annual %)20114.1
GDP per Capita (Current US $)20111,319.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (% of GDP)201121.9
BOP – Current Account (Million US $)2011...
CPI (2000 = 100)2011133
Labor force participation, adult female pop. (%)201164.2
Labor force participation, adult male pop. (%)201177.4
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants)20115.0
Exports (Million US$)20112,147.4
Imports (Million US$)20115,074.4
Major trading partners (% of exports)2011Netherlands (19.3), France (11.6), China (8.5)
Major trading partners (% of imports)2011France (17.3), China (14.2), Germany (4.5)
                                                                                                    Social Indicators
Population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.1
Urban population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20153.2
Rural population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20150.9
Urban population (%) 201252.7
Life expectancy at birth (Females and Males, years) 2010-201553.6/51.4
Infant mortality rate (Per 1 000 live births) 2010-201584.9
Fertility rate, total (Live births per woman) 2010-20154.3
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-20123.5
Threatened species 2012632
Forested area (% of land area) 201042.0
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 20096,668/0.3