As a result of multiple shocks and stresses, including pressure from insecurity and displacement, the overall food security situation sharply deteriorated since 2015. In March 2019, 3 million person were concern faced by food insecurity.
Chronic malnutrition remains a public health issue, with 32 percent of children under 5 suffering from stunting. The prevalence of stunting is above the national average in Far North (42%), North (34%), Adamaoua (38%) and East (36%).
For NW and SW 37 percent 37% of the total population is food insecure, of which 8 percent 8% is severely food iinsecure. The total population in food insecurity represents about 1.5 million people of which 900,000 in the North-West region and 600,000 in the South-West region.
Sources: Cameroon World Food Programme Information; and Humanitarian Response
French / English - two official languages
+200 ethnic groups: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, North-western Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
Roman Catholic 38.4%, Protestant 26.3%, other Christian 4.5%, Muslim 20.9%, animist 5.6%, other 1%, non-believer 3.2% (2005 est.)
Country size (comparison)
475,440 km2 (472,710 km2 land / 2,730 km2 water)
1,206 km from North to South and 717 km from East to West
Agricultural land: 20.6% (2011 est.)
Forest: 41.7% (2011 est.)
Other: 37.7% (2011 est.)
The population is estimated to 25,159,961 in 2019.
Life expectancy at birth:
Total population: 59.4 years (male: 58 years, female: 60.9 years) 2018 estimate
Country comparison to the world: 210
Total: 18.6 years (male: 18.5 years, female: 18.7 years) 2018 estimate
Country comparison to the world: 208
In the East: Central African Republic (901 km), Chad (1,116 km), and Republic of the Congo (494 km).
In the South: Equatorial Guinea (183 km) and Gabon ( 349 km)
In the North and West: Nigeria (1,975 km)
Coastline represent 402 km
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)
$ 1,370 (2017 estimate)
20191 USD = 583.87 FCFA
Fixed rate EURO - F CFA: 1 Euro = 655,957 F CFA
Time Zone (GMT +/-)
GMT + 1
Telephone dialling code
Driving (left / right)
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