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Republic of Cameroon
République du Cameroun
Vertical tricolor (green, red, yellow) with a five-pointed gold star in the center of the red.
Flag
Coat of arms of Cameroon
Coat of arms
Motto: 
"Paix – Travail – Patrie" (language?)
"Peace – Work – Fatherland"
Anthem: 
"Ô Cameroun, Berceau de nos Ancêtres ()"
O Cameroon, Cradle of our Forefathers a
Location of Cameroon on the globe.
Ntsindza-doroba Yaoundé[1]
3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517
Largest city Douala[1]
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym Cameroonian
Government Republic
Paul Biya[1]
Philémon Yang
Legislature National Assembly
Independence from France
• Declared
1 January 1960
• Annexation of former
British Cameroons
1 October 1961
Area
• Total
475,442 km2 (183,569 sq mi) (54th)
• Water (%)
1.3
Population
• July 2012 estimate
20,129,878[2] (58th)
• 2005 census
17,463,836[3]
• Density
39.7/km2 (102.8/sq mi) (167th)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
• Total
$47.251 billion[4]
• Per capita

$2,257[4]

   
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Total
$25.759 billion[4]
• Per capita
$1,230[4]
Gini (2001) 44.6[5]
medium
HDI (2011) Increase 0.482[6]
low · 150th
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+1)
Drives on the right
Calling code +237
ISO 3166 code CM
Internet TLD .cm
  1. These are the titles as given in the Constitution of the Republic of Cameroon, Article X. The French version of the song is sometimes called Chant de Ralliement, as in National Anthems of the World; and the English version "O Cameroon, Cradle of Our Forefathers", as in DeLancey and DeLancey 61.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Cameroon". Infoplease. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  2. "Cameroon". The World Factbook. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. "Rapport de présentation des résultats définitifs" (PDF) (in French). Institut national de la statistique. p. 6. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Cameroon". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. "Distribution of family income – Gini index". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  6. http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2011_EN_Table1.pdf