Situated in the heart of Africa, flanked by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo and the Gulf of Guinea, Cameroon presents itself as a great triangle engraved between the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Chad and the Congo basin. With a superficial area of 475442Km2, Cameroon, otherwise called “African in miniature”, is characterized by a great variety of vegetations. In the South West, we have long volcanic stretches, resulting from Mount Cameroon (4070 meters), which dominate the Atlantic coast. In the west, we have wooden hills while the Center is covered with pasturage altitudes from Adamawa which culminate at 2500 meters. Found in the North is, a vegetation, a savanna landscape and a chain of mountains (Mt Mandaras) located at the Nigerian frontiers. The South is the seat for a tropical forest and marshy lands. In this abundant and variety of wildlife, lions, elephants buffalos, monkeys, giraffe, rhinos, hippopotamus, crocodiles, antelopes and certain bone species are found.
Cameroon has a great variety of climate. The south has an equatorial climate. There are two rainy seasons and two dry seasons. Douala has a hot and humid climate throughout the year. Ngaoundere is moderate since it is found at the altitude. On the other hand, Maroua has a very hot. There is just one dry and one rainy season. As we evolve from the south to the north of Cameroon, rainfall reduces. The main rivers that flow in the country are the river Sanaga, Nyong, Benoue, Wourri…
The Cameroonian population estimated at 21 million inhabitants (in 2014) is bilingual and speaks French and English. It is composed of a mosaic of close to 250 ethnic groups of different customs and traditions. Through traditional architecture, folklore, religion, craft, food, tourists can appreciate this diversity
The historical patrimony is equally rich with monuments and archeological remains of triple heritage, German, English and French. Amongst the most celebrated touristic sites include the Waza Park, the Dja Reserve between the East and the South, the Akok Bekoé Cave in the Center, the Lobe Fall in Kribi, the Palace of the Sultan Njoya in the West, the Bafut Palace in the North West or Mount Cameroon in the South West.
Thanks to his liberalization policy, the Cameroonian economy has noticed a remarkable takeoff with the main performance coming as a result of the adjustment of commercial balance, improvement of business climate, diversification of partners and the encouragement of the national and international private sectors to invest. In diplomacy, the principle of the external policy of Cameroon is based on three strong ideas namely: national independence, no alignment, and international cooperation. In politics, thanks to the perseverance and determination of President Paul BIYA, Cameroon today is a democratic country with about 300 political parties. In sports, the country participates in most of the disciplines and medals are been won since independence thanks to the policy of presence in all international competition.