Country: Cameroon

Population: 18,060,382

Capital: Yaounde

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)

Government Type: Republic; multiparty presidential regime

Languages: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)

Ethnic Breakdown: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%

Religion: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Major Cities: Yaounde, Douala

Phone Country Code: 237

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne, water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, yellow fever, schistosomiasis, meningococcal meningitis, avian flu)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - February

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Cameroon's native language has no X sound.