Background and geography of Cameroon

Background and geography of Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon is a country located in the West Central Africa region. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of Congo to the south.

Land Area in Cameroon

Agriculture                  91,600 square kilometres

Forest                          208,050 square kilometres

Water                          2,732 square kilometres

Other land                   173,060 Square kilometres

Total Land area           475,442 square kilometres


Cameroon is divided into 10 regions, with East region being the largest covering 109,011 square kilometers followed by Centre region covering 68,926 square kilometers and West region being the smallest region covering 13,872 square kilometers.


Cameroon has peaks with Mount Cameroon being the highest peak at 4,040 meters.

Longest Rivers

Sanaga River (920 kilometers)

Largest Lake

Lake Chad

National Parks

Cameroon has ten national Parks with Faro National Parksbeing one of the largest covering an area of 330,000 hecta

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