Africa: Cameroon

About Cameroon

Vital Statistics
Capitol City: Yaounde
Population: 15,803,220
Percent below poverty: 48% (2000 est.)
Language: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
Date of independence: 1 January 1960 (from French-adminis
Form of government: unitary republic; multiparty presid
Title of Leader: President
Natural Resources: petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
Environmental Issues: water-borne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing
Agricultural Products: coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber
Imports: machines and electrical equipment, transport equipment, fuel, food
Exports: crude oil and petroleum products, lumber, cocoa beans, aluminum, coffee, cotton
Trading Partners: IMPORTS: France 29%, Germany 7%, US 6%, Japan 6% (2000 est.)
EXPORTS: Italy 24%, France 18%, Netherlands 10% (2000 est.)


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