République du Cameroun (Republic of Cameroon)
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  • Capital: Yaoundé

  • Population estimate, 2015: 23.34 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 2,803

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.512/153

  • Internet domain extension: .cm

Civil Aviation

There are 45 airports including three international airports at Douala, Garoua and Yaoundé (Nsimalen). In 2011 Douala handled 746,092 passengers. In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Cameroon-based carriers flew 2.7 m. km; passenger-km totalled 638 m. in the same year.


An equatorial climate, with high temperatures and plentiful rain, especially from March to June and Sept. to Nov. Further inland, rain occurs at all seasons. Yaoundé, Jan. 76 °F (24.4 °C), July 73 °F (22.8 °C). Annual rainfall 62″ (1,555 mm). Douala, Jan. 79 °F (26.1 °C), July 75 °F (23.9 °C). Annual rainfall 160″ (4,026 mm).

Constitution and Government

The constitution was approved by referendum on 20 May 1972 and became effective on 2 June; it was amended in Jan. 1996. It provides for a Presidentas head of state and government. The...

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