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Cameroon is a Central African country

  1. The political and administrative capital of Cameroon is Yaoundé (2.7 million inhabitants)
  2. The Cameroonian economic capital is Douala
  3. Other largest Cameroonian cities are Bamenda, Garoua, Marua, Bafoussam and Ngaoundéré
  4. Cameroon has borders with the Central African Republic (797 kilometres), the Republic of the Congo (523 kilometres), Gabon (298 kilometres, Oyem), Equatorial Guinea (189 kilometres), Nigeria (1,690 kilometres, Maiduguri) and Chad (1,094 kilometres, Kousséri is 10 kilometres away N'Djamena)
  5. Cameroonian GDP per inhabitant (parity of purchasing power): 2,300 Dollars, one of the ten first economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  6. The main Cameroonian agricultural products are bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, honey
  7. Cameroon has important petroleum, mining and forestry resources
  8. Corruption is often a significant problem in Cameroon
  9. The Cameroonian informal sector represents 75% of the urban labour
  10. The main tributary of the Niger River is the Benue river
  11. Jihadist terrorist group of Boko Haram

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Professors of EENI Business School & HA University of Cameroon

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  1. Cameroonian population: 24 million inhabitants
    1. 1961: 5 million
    2. 1971: 7 million
    3. 1990: 12 million
    4. 2009: 19.5 million
  2. Population density: 50 inhabitants/square kilometres
  3. Cameroon is a Republic
  4. Area of Cameroon: 475,650 square kilometres
  5. Independence from France: 1961
  6. Calling code: 237
  7. Code top-level
  8. The currency of Cameroon: CFA Franc (XAF)

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Regions of Cameroon

The regions of Cameroon are (in brackets: capital/population in million inhabitants/area):

  1. Adamawa (Ngaoundéré/0.8/63,701)
  2. Centre (Yaoundé/3/68,953)
  3. East (Bertoua/0.7/109,002)
  4. North Extreme (Marua/3.1/34,263)
  5. Littoral (Douala/2.5/20,248)
  6. North (Garoua/1.6/66,000)
  7. West (Bafoussam/1.7/13,892)
  8. South (Ebolowa/0.6/47,191)
  9. North-West (Bamenda/1.7/13,892)
  10. South-West (Buéa/1.3/26,410)

Regions of Cameroon (Source UN)

Economic Integration Organisations (Cameroon)

  1. Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  3. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. Niger Basin Authority
  6. Bank of Central African States
  7. International Organisation of La Francophonie
  8. Commonwealth

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Transport and Logistics in Cameroon

The port of Douala is the main Cameroonian port.

Logistics Course: Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Others ports: ports of Limbé and Kribi

A river port in Garoua (seasonal, Bénoué River)

International airports

  1. Douala
  2. Yaoundé-Nsimalen
  3. Garoua
  4. Marua

Cameroon has 50,000 kilometres of roads (6,000 asphalted).

  1. The National Road 1 starts in Yaoundé until Kousséri and Fotoko in the North Extreme province.
  2. The National Road 2 goes toward the South of the capital toward Ambam before continuing toward Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
  3. The National Road 3, the busiest of Cameroon and the more dangerous, covers the distance between Yaoundé and Douala.
  4. The National Road 4 it goes north-west to Bafoussam (West province).
  5. The National Road 9, does not go through the capital, starts in Mbalmayo and goes to the cities of Sangmélima, Djoum and Mintom, in the Southern Province.
  6. The National Road 10 goes to the East of Yaoundé, to Ayos and finally to Bonis in the East province.

Roads to:

  1. Kano (Nigeria)
  2. Kélo and Moundou (Chad)
  3. Douala-Bangui Corridor

African Transport Corridors:

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Trans-Sahelian Road (Dakar-Cameroon-N'Djamena Corridor)
  3. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

Cameroonian Railroad Network

  1. Railway: 1,020 kilometres
  2. Trans-Cameroonian (Camrail, 918 kilometres): Douala, Yaoundé, Bélabo and Ngaoundéré

Cameroon International Trade

The main Cameroonian ethnicities:

In Cameroon, there are more than 280 ethnicities.

North of Cameroon

  1. Fula (foulbés): 2,9 million
  2. Kirdi
  3. Other ethnicities: Mafa, Toupouri, Moundang, Guiziga or Massa

West of Cameroon

  1. Bamileke
  2. Tikar
  3. Bamoun

South of Cameroon

  1. Beti (main group)
  2. Other ethnicities: Bassa, Boulousi, Dibom, Eton, Ewondo, Manguissa, Yabas

In Cameroon, they are large Hausa communities

Religions of the Republic of Cameroon:

  1. Christianity (65% of Cameroonian population)
    1. Catholics (38% of Cameroonian population)
    2. Protestants (26%)
  2. Sunni Islam (Adamawa, North, North Extreme and West of Cameroon)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Languages of Cameroon

In Cameroon, there are more than 242 languages.

The official languages of Cameroon are French (80% of the Cameroonian population) and English.

Cameroon, Ruanda and Mauricio are the bilingual African countries (French and English)

Francophone Regions:

  1. Adamawa (Ngaoundéré)
  2. Centre (Yaoundé)
  3. East (Bertoua)
  4. North Extreme (Marua)
  5. Littoral (Douala)
  6. North (Garoua)
  7. West (Bafoussam)
  8. South (Ebolowa)

Anglophone Regions (boundary with Nigeria):

  1. North-West (Bamenda)
  2. South-West (Buéa)

Others languages:

  1. Ngoumba, Gbaya, Yayoué, Bamoun, Tikar...
  2. Fula (Pular), in the North of Cameroon.
  3. Chamba Leko

History of Cameroon

  1. The territory of current Cameroon was colonised during the Neolithic era
  2. The first inhabitants were the Pygmy (hunter-gatherers Baka)
  3. 2nd millennium BC: Bantu migrations
  4. 1st millennium BC: Saharan farmers and shepherds arrive
  5. 500 AD: Sao Culture
  6. Kingdoms of Bamoun, Adamawa and Garoua
  7. 1472: the arrival of the first Portuguese (Fernando Pó), Cameroon = Camarões in Portuguese
  8. The Germans and the Dutch also arrive
  9. Slave Trade
  10. 19th century: German protectorate
  11. Construction of the railroad and the port of Douala
  12. Cocoa, banana and coffee plantations.
  13. 1918: tutelage of the League of Nations (administration of France - eastern zone - and the United Kingdom - western zone)
  14. Movement of the UPC (Union of Populations of Cameroon), Ruben Um Nyobe
  15. Independence of France in 1961

Higher Education in Cameroon

LMD System (Bachelor of Science-Master-Doctorate)- Cameroonian Ministry of Higher Education

Public Universities

  1. University of Yaoundé I (Ngoa Ekelle)
  2. University of Yaoundé II (Soa)
  3. University of Douala
  4. University of Buéa
  5. University of Dschang
  6. University of Ngaoundéré
  7. University of Bamenda
  8. University of Marua

Private Universities

  1. Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaoundé)
  2. University of the Mountains (Bangangté)
  3. Adventist University of Nanga-Eboko
  4. Protestant University of Central Africa (UPAC)
  5. University of South Yaoundé Ndi Samba

Cameroon is a member of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) and the Francophone University Agency (AUF)

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