Cameroon is located at the gulf of Guinea, strategically in the heart of Africa, at the crossroads of the tropical north and the equatorial south.
Cameroon is bordered :
|Land Area :||475, 650 km²|
|Population:||19,4 millions inhabitants (2010) estimates).|
|Population Growth rate:||2.87% inhabitants per km2.|
|Population under 20 years:||60.2%|
|Average population density:||41.81 inhabitants per km2|
|Life Expectancy:||51,7 years|
|Literacy rate:||61 %|
|Religions:||T56% Christians; 24% Muslims; 30% Animists.|
|Official Languages:||French and English.|
|AGRI-POTENTIAL||Ranked no 36 in the world in agricultural potential by FAO|
|ARABLE LAND %||13% of all available land|
|AGRI-EMPLOYMENT||60% of employable population.|
|PERMANENT CROPING||2% of arable land.|
|RAIN FOREST %||20millionn hectares of forest|
|ARABLE LAND||7.3 million hectares|
|ARABLE LAND IN USE||1.3 million hectares|
|COTTON PRODUCTION||World’s 12 biggest exporter of cotton.|
80,000 metric tonnes produced by 300,000 farmers from 172,000 hectares.COCOACameroon is the 5th biggest exporter of cocoa .About 4 million farmers produce and export 120,000 metric tonnes per year.COFFEEOnce the second biggest exporter of coffee after Brazil.
Today produces about 100,000 metric tonnes.BANANASOnce the world biggest exporter of bananas today produces 250,000 metric tonnesMINERAL RESOURCES80 percent of Cameroon lies within a massive mineral belt with one of the world’s largest occurrences of bauxite, iron ore, rutile, platinium, cobalt and diamond etc.