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Cameroon Flag The Republic of Cameroon (French: République du Cameroun) is a country in central and West Africa. It shares land borders with Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Nigeria, and the Republic of Congo, as well as having a coastline on the Bight of Bonny (part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean).

As of 2009, the population of Cameroon was estimated as being 18,879,301. The country's capital is Yaoundé which has an estimated population of 1.4 million. However, the country's largest city is Douala, which has a population in excess of 2 million.

Map of Cameroon

Cameroon Country Details


Country Name Cameroon
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Cameroon Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Yaoundé


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Cameroon (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Ben West

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (272 pages)

Cameroon (Bradt Travel Guide)
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With ancient chiefdoms tucked between terraced fields and volcanic mountains, Mount Cameroon―Africa's highest peak, the impressive Waza National Park with its herds of elephants, and the coast's sleepy palm-fringed beaches, Cameroon has no shortage of attractions, yet it somehow fails to be a tourist haunt. The only full-length, English-language guide, this book contains essential information on nature, culture, and staying healthy plus practical details like getting around and accommodation options in the city and countryside. It includes details of wildlife and bird sites, ancient tribal kingdoms, colorful trading towns, 'pygmy' hunting camps, and even where to see the endangered lowland gorilla.

Cameroon Travel Adventure
By Paul J. Hamel

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (172 pages)

Cameroon Travel Adventure
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Cameroon Travel Adventure was written by a former Peace Corps volunteer, who after 47 years, returned to Cameroon in 2013, to see how the country has changed. This book includes information on preparing for a trip, what to expect to find upon arrival, and a detailed travel log with hundreds of photos of Yaounde, Bafia, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Foumban, and Kribi. This book also serves as a guide for the newcomer covering important facts about ground transportation, safety, taking photos, language, luggage, telephones, health, hotels, money, eating & drinking, clothing, shopping. It book includes a short overview of the major changes that Cameroon has gone through over the last few decades. Topics range from the advances in communication, expansion of the availability of electricity, education, health care, roads, religion, clean water, sanitation, and government /politics.
Cameroon 1:1,500,000 and Gabon 1:950,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
By ITM Canada

International Travel Maps
Map (2 pages)

Cameroon 1:1,500,000 and Gabon 1:950,000 Travel Map (International Travel Maps)
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Cameroun, or Cameroon in French, is one of the most interesting countries in West Africa to visit. The far north has lava outcrops and unusual villages, the center is excellent agricultural land, and the south is steamy tropical forest. This indexed map is being combined with a separate map of the country of Gabon on the reverse side. Places of interest, parks, campsites, airports, rail and ferry routes are highlighted. Brief geography and history descriptions are given of the country and also Lake Nyos, Yaounde, Bafoussam, Kumba, Korup National Park, Bamenda, Mt. Cameroon, Douala, Foumban, Kribi's beaches, Limbe, Maroua and Waza National Park are also described. Colored tinting shows elevation in meters. Includes inset maps of Yaounde and Douala. Legend in English.
Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet West Africa Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, arts, cuisine, environment, sport, arts and crafts, culture
  • Over 80 maps
  • Covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

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Travels in West Africa (Congo Francais, Corisco, and Cameroons)
By Mary H. Kingsley

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
Cameroon (Bradt Travel Guide) by Ben West (2011-10-18)
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Bradt Travel Guides; Third Edition edition (2011-10-18)
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