The African country Cameroon is located in the western part of Central African Region. The official name of Cameroon is Republic of Cameroon and its total land area is 475, 440 sq. km. It is the fifty fourth largest country of the world. Cameroon is bordered by Republic of Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guiana to its south, Central African Republic to its east, Chad to its northeast and Nigeria in the west. It has 402 km long coastline in the west on the Bight of Biafra, part of Gulf of Guiana. The absolute location of Cameroon is 1° and 13°N Latitudes and 8° and 17° E Longitudes. Yaoundé is the capital city of the country and Douala is its largest city.
The diverse culture, vegetation and climate of the African continent can all be experienced in Cameroon, and thus it is also known as "Africa in miniature". One of the largest and famous African volcano Mount Cameroon lies in this country. Economically in the sub Saharan African region, Cameroon has one of the best primary commodity economies.
Last Updated : September 11, 2014