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1) General culture

Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI

3.2 % of GNI

[115th of 168]

Average years of schooling of adults

3.5

[77th of 100]

Duration of compulsory education

6 years

[153rd of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[77th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[37th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

2,798,523

[44th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

819,958

[63rd of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

81,318

[84th of 150]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

45.7%

[147th of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

45.39%

[129th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

38.78%

[105th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

74%

[97th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

79%

[92nd of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

70%

[100th of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

1.8%

[51st of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

8.6%

[45th of 85]

Education spending (% of GDP)

3.8%

[90th of 132]

Education spending (% of total government expenditure)

17.3%

[37th of 96]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

58.8%

[94th of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

59.6%

[85th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

57.9%

[87th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

62

[101st of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

68

[95th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

57

[95th of 145]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

10.3 %

[35th of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

16.02 %

[29th of 93]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

67.93 %

[18th of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

46.2%

[147th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

43.7%

[140th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

69.543

[102nd of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.85

[134th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.8

[120th of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.66

[78th of 139]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

104.3 %

[38th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

120.19 %

[23rd of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

112.29 %

[30th of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

25.4%

[43rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

18.5%

[47th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

32.1%

[46th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

2,324,800

[40th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

837,500

[39th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

1,485,200

[38th of 138]

Library employees

10

[62nd of 68]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

59.8 %

[87th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

77 %

[84th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

67.9 %

[89th of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

75.9 %

[80th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

86.38 %

[77th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

81.14 %

[82nd of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

73.4%

[95th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

81.5%

[92nd of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

65.3%

[94th of 138]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

63.47 %

[75th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

63.9 %

[70th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

63.68 %

[79th of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

56.62 %

[66th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

68.1 %

[66th of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

62.38 %

[72nd of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[67th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

3,000,781

[24th of 176]

Primary education, pupils > % female

45.73 % female

[90th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

62,280

[24th of 159]

Primary education, teachers > % female

40 % female

[71st of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

40%

[30th of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

26.4

[29th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

31.6

[30th of 131]

Progression to secondary school > %

44.66 %

[76th of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

47.2 %

[71st of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

42.6 %

[74th of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

1.77 %

[51st of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

8.57 %

[43rd of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

8.3

[100th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

24.6

[41st of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

69.6

[42nd of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

48.18

[17th of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

80.7

[68th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

62.7

[5th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

23.8

[31st of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

65.55

[43rd of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

85.12

[90th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

79.86

[76th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

83.03 %

[64th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

87.86 %

[78th of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

25.77 %

[4th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

25.3 %

[5th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

26.16 %

[4th of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

24.5

[9th of 143]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

24.73 % gross

[59th of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

24.51 % gross

[60th of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

24.95 % gross

[59th of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

116.7 % gross

[17th of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

73.61 % net

[95th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

107.28 % gross

[37th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

68.59 % net

[99th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

126.04 % gross

[8th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

78.58 % net

[91st of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

23.73 %

[21st of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

44.29 % gross

[69th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

39.31 % gross

[70th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

49.22 % gross

[67th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

39.62 %

[9th of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

6.1 % gross

[42nd of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

4.83 % gross

[41st of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

7.37 % gross

[39th of 137]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

9 years

[85th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

8 years

[87th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

10 years

[83rd of 93]

Scientific and technical journal articles

123

[77th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

816,070

[27th of 183]

Secondary education, pupils

1,197,505

[22nd of 166]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

44.15 % female

[70th of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

48,497

[22nd of 141]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

35.89 % female

[101st of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

381,435

[6th of 163]

Tertiary enrollment

4.9%

[113rd of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

62.74 %

[46th of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

68.06 %

[44th of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

59.2 %

[42nd of 56]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.8

[93rd of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

both

 


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

48

[173rd of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

62

[157th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

48

[173rd of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

77

[122nd of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

65

[20th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

66

[76th of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

79

[81st of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

92

[84th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

39

[130th of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

58

[124th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

78

[123rd of 147]

% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total

100

[78th of 133]

% under-fives with ARI --

7

[57th of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

25

[73rd of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

Yes

 

Access to sanitation

62%

[92nd of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

109.96 births

[27th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

39.9 %

[5th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

34.19 per 1,000 people

[37th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

61.8 %

[25th of 76]

Births with health staff

56%

[75th of 116]

Children living with AIDS

69,000

[12th of 80]

Children Underweight Rate

4%

[45th of 95]

Contraception

19%

[74th of 89]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

26 %

[11th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

85

[33rd of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

43.4 %

[6th of 47]

Drinking water availability %

58%

[121st of 147]

Drug access

50%

[116th of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

50.7 $

[125th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

3.74 %

[29th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

1.46 %

[162nd of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

5.2 %

[120th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

5.3 %

[70th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

6.4%

[55th of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

61.7 %

[3rd of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

5 births per woman

[7th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

41.8

[165th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

41.1

[165th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

41.5

[164th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

11.83

[12th of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

11.8

[12th of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

210,000

[17th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

2.55 per 1,000 people

[81st of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

80 %

[144th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

68 %

[162nd of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

51 %

[111st of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

43 %

[104th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

58 %

[136th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

66 %

[138th of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

44 %

[153rd of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

86 %

[142nd of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

174.31 per 100,000 people

[58th of 200]

Infant mortality rate

69.18

[37th of 179]

Intestinal diseases death rate

34.55%

[23rd of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

 

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

46.64 years

[163rd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

45.51 years

[162nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

46.06 years

[163rd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

48

[166th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

47

[163rd of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

48

[164th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Animal contact disease

rabies

 

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

 

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases

malaria and yellow fever

 

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

 

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet

11

[26th of 35]

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a treated bednet

1

[22nd of 28]

Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs

66

[3rd of 34]

Malaria cases > per 100,000

2,900

[27th of 94]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

1 %

[4th of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

31.7 %

[5th of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

18.1 %

[6th of 63]

Maternal mortality

430 per 100,000

[30th of 136]

Measles immunization

62

[140th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

29

[63rd of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

12

[97th of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

84

[33rd of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

35

[34th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

21

[49th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

4

[47th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

5

[72nd of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

100

[2nd of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

23

[35th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

93.7%

[85th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

94.5 %

[65th of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

18

[166th of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

68

[153rd of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.19 per 1,000 people

[36th of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

33 %

[30th of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

25 %

[34th of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

83.3 %

[13th of 62]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

5.43 %

[16th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

26 %

[35th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

73.8%

[14th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

140 per 1,000 people

[28th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

36.2%

[24th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

42.6%

[139th of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

38.4%

[137th of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

191.62 (est)

 

Spending > Public

1.0%

 

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

652

[69th of 106]

Tobacco > Total adult smokers

35.7

[30th of 121]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

4.6%

[137th of 185]

Total fertility rate

4.6

[42nd of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

96

[56th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

105.82 %

[11th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

77%

[108th of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

70.66 %

[125th of 171]

Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49

20.2 %

[4th of 13]

Water availability

19,192 cubic meters

[45th of 169]

Women circumcised

1.3

[16th of 27]

Women circumcised share

1.3%

[16th of 27]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; ; World Health Organization; World Health Organization2005; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon

Sports
 

African Cup of Nations > Most tournaments hosted > Hosts

1 time

 

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > First place

10

[1st of 13]

African Footballer of the Year > Wins > Second place

7

[2nd of 9]

All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > Commonwealth Games > Gold

9

[15th of 38]

All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver

5

[24th of 41]

Canada men's national soccer team > All-time Record against other nations > L

1

[33rd of 47]

FIFA World Ranking > Men

726

[14th of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Women

1,268

[79th of 117]

National Olympic Committee > NOC by recognition date > #

95

[30th of 68]

Olympic medals > Gold > Sydney 2000

1

[35th of 48]

Olympic medals > Total > Sydney 2000

1

[60th of 75]

Olympic point totals > Sydney 2000

3

[59th of 79]

Summer olympic medals > All time

3

[84th of 116]

Top international goal scorers > Name

Patrick Mboma

 

World Cup Totals > Draws

7

[17th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Goals against

29

[29th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Goals for

15

[31st of 72]

World Cup Totals > Losses

6

[34th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Matches played

17

[28th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Points

16

[27th of 72]

World Cup Totals > Wins

4

[30th of 72]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: African Cup of Nations ; Wikipedia: African Footballer of the Year ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: Canada men's national soccer team ; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: National Olympic Committee ; International Olympic Committee; The Golden Book of the Olympic Games ; Wikipedia: Top international goal scorers ; ESPN, FIFA Official Website, NationMaster

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon

Food
 

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

37.04 %

[16th of 103]

exports > % of merchandise exports

17.12 %

[41st of 156]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon

Language
 

English status
Official language. Bible 1535-1989.

French status
Official language. Bible 1530-1986.

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

67.9

 

[136th of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Cardinal electors

1

[24th of 63]

Catholic > Cardinals

1

[29th of 65]

    Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP)

0.467 per $14.1 billion

[14th of 64]

Catholic > Diocesan priests

885

[38th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

23

[26th of 150]

Catholic > Parishes

680

[39th of 149]

Catholic > Permanent Deacons

18

[34th of 90]

Catholic > Religious Priests

484

[38th of 148]

Catholic > Total Priests

1,369

[39th of 149]

Catholics

4,235,000

[41st of 140]

Catholics as percentage

25.68

[62nd of 150]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

20%

[60th of 168]

Islam > Population

3,276,001

[47th of 165]

Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population

20 %

[26th of 45]

Jehovahs Witnesses

30,361

[36th of 178]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

3,276,001

[34th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

20 %

[54th of 163]

Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%

Religions > Muslim

20 %

[51st of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

25.68 %

[69th of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

4,206,385

[45th of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

107,553

[34th of 232]


SOURCES
Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; CIA World Factbook; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon


3) Media
 

Average cost of local call

0.06

[89th of 151]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences

52

[44th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total

52

[47th of 80]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

30.81 %

[52nd of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

39.97 %

[35th of 155]

DVD region

5

[31st of 171]

E-Government rating

34.9

[147th of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

102.01 per 1,000 people

[133rd of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

TJA - TJZ

 

Households with television > %

17.71 %

[113rd of 160]

Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$

939,400,000 $

[69th of 74]

    Information and communication technology expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.05 $ per $1 of GDP

[49th of 74]

International dialling code

237

 

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

85,491,110 min.

[106th of 164]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

29,000,000 $

[67th of 101]

    Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.719 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[74th of 130]

Mobile phone subscribers

2,259,000

[75th of 198]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

92,000

[66th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily

69,000

[42nd of 46]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

2

[97th of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily

12

[49th of 69]

Number of PCs

160

[100th of 169]

    Number of PCs (per $ GDP)

0.053 per $10 million of GDP

[111st of 144]

Personal computers

160,000

[96th of 164]

Phone subscribers

27.06

[148th of 178]

Population covered by mobile telephony > %

73 %

[59th of 108]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

16.52 $/month

[42nd of 185]

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

9.29 $/month

[78th of 151]

Radio broadcast stations

AM 2, FM 9, shortwave 3

 

Radio receivers

2,270,000

[86th of 188]

Radios

2,270,000

[86th of 221]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

16.81 %

[58th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

64609000000

 

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

5.35 % GDP

[27th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

445727000000

 

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

3.25 $

[89th of 142]

    Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

322.579 $ per $1 trillion of GD

[91st of 174]

Telephone employees, total

2,799

[80th of 194]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

60 per 100 mainlines

[39th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

99,439

[125th of 202]

Telephone subscribers

1,636,033

[92nd of 199]

Telephone subscribers per employee

419.58

[48th of 191]

Telephone system > Regulation

1998

 

Television broadcast stations

1

[24th of 89]

Television receivers

450,000

[101st of 185]

Television standard > UHF

PAL G

 

Television standard > VHF

PAL B

 

Televisions

450,000

[106th of 215]


SOURCES
UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon

Internet
 

Country code

.cm

 

Hosts

69

[194th of 228]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

9 Mbps

[118th of 167]

    International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

0.827 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[156th of 184]

Internet Service Providers

1

[198th of 229]

ISP

1

[27th of 162]

Livejournal users

52

[156th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

44.56 $/month

[34th of 180]

Secure Internet servers

6

[129th of 183]

TLD

.cm

 

Users

370,000

[89th of 190]


SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Cameroon, Republic of Cameroon


4) Tourism

Right Now
Often referred to as “Africa in Miniature,” this California-size country offers plenty to do within its borders. Cameroon's largest city, Douala, is one of the most important economic centers in Central Africa, and Yaoundé, Cameroon's capital, is over 100 years old and full of stories. In addition, Cameroon has a diverse landscape ranging from gorgeous tropical beaches to breathtaking mountain vistas. Cameroon's Atlantic coast alone has been an important and scenic sailing destination for hundreds of years. The country is not only rich in wildlife and flora; with more than 200 ethnic groups living under one flag, Cameroon is steeped in cultural heritage, arts, crafts, and history.

The Top 5: Local Advice
1. Musée de Douala: A must-see for art aficionados, this museum is located inside Douala City Hall, also known as the Hôtel de Ville de Douala. Featuring collections of Bamoun and Bamileke art, the Musée de Douala contains thrones, statues, and more relics from the country’s precolonial period. The building also has a shopping area with wood and brass sculptures available for purchase.
2. Limbe Botanical Garden: Founded by a group of Germans in 1892, the Limbe Botanic Garden served initially as a test center for crop species foreign to Cameroon, among them coffee, cocoa, rubber, and sugarcane. A 1988 renovation of the garden brought a new focus on conservation to the organization, encouraging the protection of Cameroonian forests and sustainable agricultural practices. It makes for a peaceful escape from bustling Limbe and features thematic gardens, large trees, and picturesque views of nearby Mount Cameroon.
3. Mile Six Beach: In the Southwest province, along the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean, lies Mile Six Beach, renowned for its perfect surfing waves. Not too crowded but close enough to be convenient, Mile Six offers a calm setting for picnicking, sunbathing, and other beach activities. Nearby Korup National Park has more than 50 species of mammals and three forest reserves.
4. Mangrove Swamps: One of the most easily accessible West African bird-watching locations, Cameroon’s mangrove swamps are also some of the richest. Because of its 900-some species of birds, we recommend covering a combination of both highland and lowland areas for the best mixture of specialty and endemic species.
5. Hike Mount Cameroon: Mount Cameroon, at 13,353 feet (4,070 meters,) is the highest point in Cameroon. It rises almost straight out of the coast, through a tropical rain forest, and has a bare summit that is sometimes dusted with snow. An active volcano, Mount Cameroon trickles lava down almost all the way to the sea, although it’s difficult to see the peak of the mountain because of cloud cover. Debuncha, at the southwestern corner of the mountain, is said to be the second-wettest place in the world.
6. Korup National Park: Recognized as Africa’s oldest and most diverse rain forest, Korup National Park is located in the Southwest province of Cameroon at the base of Mount Cameroon. The park features more than 620 species of trees and shrubs, 480 species of herbs, 400 species of birds, and an astonishing 1,000 species of butterflies. Known for its large selection of primates, Korup contains a variety of rare and endangered monkeys like the chimpanzee, red-capped mangabey, and red-eared monkey. Over 160 types of mammals live in the park, along with 130 kinds of fish. Mangrove swamp tours by boat around the Pelican Islands afford a peek into the fishing villages situated on the riverbanks.
7. Ring Road: The path that connects the most well-known attractions of Cameroon is known as Ring Road. Located in Bamenda in the Northwest province of Cameroon, the area has a picturesque, hilly horizon and an English-speaking population. Ring Road makes for an easily accessible (but slightly bumpy) way of seeing a number of attractions in a defined setting.
8. Parc National de Waza: Open from November until June, Waza National Park can claim the prize as Cameroon’s most famous national park. Featuring snapshot-worthy animals, the park can be viewed by automobile (a park guide is required for each vehicle). While camping isn’t allowed within the confines of the park, accommodations are available in the nearby village of Waza.
9. Kribi: A relaxing beach resort and seaport on the Gulf of Guinea coast, Kribi is located near the mouth of the Kienké River, approximately 49.5 miles (80 kilometers) south of Doula. Among the nearby attractions are the Lobé Waterfalls, and roads inland extend as far as Lolodorf, through the Littoral Evergreen Forest. A great spot for tanning and relaxing on sandy beaches, Kribi is a good halfway point to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea via the border town of Ebolowa.
10. Dja Faunal Reserve: Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dja Faunal is a protected rain forest with an assortment of flora and fauna. Ninety percent of the area having been left undisturbed, the reserve is guarded by the Dja River, which creates a natural barrier against the outside world. With its 107 mammalian species, this area protects five endangered ones.

When to Go
The best months for travel to Cameroon are January through April, when temperatures are moderate and the climate is dry. Luckily for you, the lowest airfares can also be found during that time. Be mindful of your terrain. Often, the mountains and plateaus can register a significant drop in temperature or a change in weather, while the coast is often warmer and more humid.

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