Agence France-PresseSeptember 29, 2013 23:47
Following is a factfile on Cameroon, which holds legislative and municipal elections on Monday.
- POPULATION: 21.7 million in 2012 (World Bank).
- GEOGRAPHY: 475,442 square kilometres (190,176 square miles), or slightly larger than the western US state of California. Borders with Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.
- CAPITAL: Yaounde. Economic capital: Douala.
- RELIGIONS: Christian (50 percent), Muslim (between 42 and 45 percent), animist.