• Mariella R


Have you ever wondered what life is like in a francophone country? In this series, you will explore a new location every week. Today, we'll take a look at Cameroon.


(That's hello in French)

Fast facts

Capital: Yaoundé

Population: 26,545,863

Currency: Coopération Financière en Afrique centrale francs

Official languages: French, English

Area: 475,440 square kilometres

Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon

Cameroon is known as "Africa in Miniature," as if all the best bits of the continent have ended up in the one place. There are many different people—including pygmies who live in forests. It also has many different wild animals, such as elephants, giraffes and big cats. Volcanoes rise straight out of the sea, and there are rain forests and deserts. The people love to dance and they hold many different celebrations that five them the change to show off their dancing skills.

From Lonely Planet's The-Not-for-Parents Travel Book

Fun facts

  • There are about 230 spoken languages spoken in Cameroon including French and English.

  • Cameroon has one of three waterfalls in Africa that empties directly into the ocean.

  • Cameroon is one of the wettest countries on Earth.

  • Cameroon is the first country in Africa to make it to the quarter-finals of FIFA world cup.

  • Cameroon is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” and as “the hinge of Africa”.

From Afrikanza.

Beautiful Cameroon landscape

Doesn't this make you want to visit Cameroon?!

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