cameroonCameroon is located in the West Central Africa. The population of Cameroon is over 21 million and its capital city is Yaoundé. Both French and English are considered official languages. Cameroon is also called as “Africa in miniature” due to its diverse geographical and cultural features. Its topography comprises mountains, deserts, forests, savannas, rivers, and beaches. The country’s south-western part has a coastline with the Atlantic Ocean. The climate of Cameroon is humid, tropical in the coastal area and semi-arid to hot in the north. There are periods of intensive rainfall and high temperatures in the plains while the highlands are less warm.

Acknowledgements

  • Authored by M. Kalim Qamar (August 2013)
  • Edited by Burton E. Swanson