LOCALITATION The capital of Cameroon is “YAOUNDÉ” Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon Is a country in west Central Africa
It is bordered by NNIGERIA to thewest; Chad to the northeast; theCentral Africa Republic to the east;and Equatorial, Guinea, Gabon, andthe Republic of the Congo to the south.Cameroons coastline lies on the Bightof Bonny, part of the Gulf of theGuinea and the Atlantic ocean.
GEOGRAPHY It is comparable in size to Papua New Guinea And somewhat larger than the U.S. state of California. The country is located in Central and West Africa on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Cameroon lies between latitudes 1° and 13°N, and longitudes 8° and 17°E.
RELIGIONS Cameroon has a high level of religious freedom and diversity. The predominant faith is ChristianiTy, practiced by about two-thirds of the population, while Islam is a significant minority faith, adhered to by about one- fifth. In addition, traditional faiths are practiced by many..
Muslims are most concentrated in thenorth, while Christians areconcentrated primarily in thesouthern and western regions, butpractitioners of both faiths can befound throughout the country
CULTURE Each of Cameroons ethnic groups has its own unique cultural forms. Typical celebrations include births, deaths, plantings, harvests, and religious rituals.
Seven national holidays are observedthroughout the year, and movableholidays include the Christian holydays of Good Friday, EasterSunday, Easter Monday, and Ascension;and the Muslim holydays of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, and Eid Miladun Nabi. Music and dance are an integralpart of Cameroonian ceremonies,festivals, social gatherings, andstorytelling.
SPORTS Traditional sports include canoe racing and wrestling. Cameroon is one of the few tropical countries to have competed in the Winter Olympics However, sport in Cameroon is dominated by association footbaLL The CamerooN national footbalL team has been one of the most successful in Africa since its strong showing in the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
POLITIC AND GOVERNMENT The President of Cameroon has broad, unilateral powers to create policy, administer government agencies, command the armed forces, negotiate and ratify treaties, and declare a state of emergency.