Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tour across Africa - CAMEROON

Cameroon has a population of about 16,038,000 and a growing rate of 1.6%.

Access to clean water: 66%
Access to electricity: 85% urban, 21% rural
Literacy rate: (men 84.7%), (women 73.4% )

Basic facts about Cameroon

Capital: Yaoundé
Language: French and English (official)
Ethnic Groups: Fang 19.6%, Bamileke and Bamum 18.5%, Duala, Luanda and Basa 14.7%, Fulani 9.6%, Tikar 7.4%, Mandara 5.7%, Maka 4.9%, Chamba 2.4%, Mbum 1.3%, Hausa 1.2%, other 14.7%
Religions: Roman Catholic 26.4%, traditional beliefs 23.7%, Muslim 21.2% and Protestant 20.7%

Geography: Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
Sometimes referred to as the hinge of Africa; throughout the country there are areas of thermal springs and indications of current or prior volcanic activity; Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in sub-Saharan west Africa is an active volcano.

Border countries: Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.
Natural resources: petroleum, aluminium, gold, timber, hydropower, fish, pozzolan and limestone.
Agriculture products: coffee, cocoa, cotton, cassava, plantains, corn, rice, bananas, palm oil, rubber, sugarcane and sorghum

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails