Cameroon is officially known as the Republic of Cameroon which is located in West-central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria on the north and west, Chad on the northeast, the Central African Republic on the east, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo on the south.
The official languages of Cameroon are French and English. The other languages are Cameroonian Pidgin English, Fula, Ewondo, Chadian Arabic, Camfranglais, etc. Cameroon is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like the African Music Market, Nyem-Nyem Festival, Culture Week, African Theater Festival for Children and Young People (FATEJ), Festival National des Arts et de la Culture (FENAC), Ngondo Festival, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.
Yaounde is the capital and largest city of Cameroon. The major urban areas in Cameroon include Douala, Garoua, Kousseri, Bamenda, Maroua, Bafoussam, Mokolo, Ngaoundere, Bertoua, Edea, Loum, Kumba, Nkongsamba, Mbouda, Dschang, Foumban, Ebolowa, Guider, Foumbot, Bafang, Yagoua, Mbalmayo, Meiganga, Bali, Limbe, Bafia, Wum, Bangangte, Tiko, Kribi, Mora, Sangmelima, Kumbo, Nkoteng, etc. Cameroon doesn’t have a postal code. Its territory is divided into 10 semi-autonomous regions. These regions are subdivided into 58 divisions. Further, these divisions are split into sub-divisions. Cameroon is not using postal codes. At first, there was so much controversy over the places in which mail was sent, but now everything has been sorted out and mail is delivered quickly and easily with help of their numbering.
Cameroon has been ranked as the 53rd largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 4,75,442 km2, which comes to around a total of 1,81,569 mi2. The entire Cameroon land was divided into 10 governorates and these governorates are subdivided into 58 divisions which are further split into sub-division.
Cameroon has a total water area of 0.61%. There are 43 important lakes in Cameroon namely Lake Barombi Kotto, Lake Bermin, Lake Chad, Lake Dissoni, Lake Ejagham, Lake Fianga, Lagdo Reservoir, Lake Mbakaou, Lake Monoun, Muanenguba Lakes, Lake Nyos, Lake Oku, Lake Ossa, Lake Tissongo, etc. There are three important dams in Cameroon. Some important dam names are Songloulou, Edea, Lagdo, etc. These important lakes and dams in Cameroon are playing a significant role in mobilizing 81.9% of surface waters. They have international tourism importance and they were all built at different times for different purposes – supplying electrical power, irrigation, protecting land and people from floods, and using dams. The major sources of water in Cameroon include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, dams, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater lakes and very few are salt lakes.
There are 1,154 named mountains in Cameroon. There are four main mountain ranges in Cameroon namely the Atlantika Mountains, Bakossi Mountains, Mandara Mountains, and Rumpi Hills. The highest peak and the most prominent mountain is Mont Cameroun which is about 4,095 meters (13,435 feet). The names of other mountains are Bottle Peak, Mount Oku, Mont Meleta, Mont Mekua, Mont Bantso, Neshele Mount, Mont Papou, Dent de Babadiou, etc.
|Address format||Each administrative division maintains its postal number for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Cameroon postal service is named CAMPOST. There is no postal code used in Cameroon.|
M. Pierre Marie