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Cameroon Population

Cameroon is a country in Central Africa, borders Nigeria to the west and north, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African, due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa. Cameroon population in 2022 is estimated to be 27.8 million, covers country area of 475,442 sq km (183,569 sq mi), ranks fifty-first most populous country in the world, Capital of Cameroon is Yaoundé, located in the south-central part and other popular cities are Douala, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Garoua and Maroua. Cameroon country code is CMR, Its ethnically diverse population is among the most urban in western Africa, coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

YearPopulation
19605,176,920
19655,773,538
19706,519,754
19757,451,057
19808,621,409
198510,070,806
199011,780,086
199513,599,984
200015,513,944
200517,733,408
201020,341,236
201523,298,376
202026,545,864

Cameroon population in 1960 is 5,176,920, by 1970 the population is increased by 1,342,834 totaling to 6,519,754, by 1980 the population is increased to 8,621,409, and by 1990 the total increase of 11,780,086 in 30 years from 1960 to 1990 resulting to 11,780,086. From 1990 to 2000, population increased to 15,513,944, and from 2000 to 2010 the population of Cameroon increase by 4,827,292 with a change of 31.12 percent and increase of population from 2010 to 2020 by 6,204,628 with a change of 30.50 percent and make up to 26,545,864. Population of Cameroon in 2021 is estimated as 27.21 million.

Cameroon is divided into ten regions. The Regions of Cameroon are divided into 58 divisions or departments. The divisions are further sub-divided into sub-divisions and districts.

French nameCapitalArea (km2)Population (2015)
AdamawaAdamaoua1,131,9781,200,970
CentralCentre3,919,8284,159,500
EastEst824,204835,642
Far NorthExtrême-Nord3,803,1383,993,007
LittoralLittoral3,174,4373,354,978
NorthNord2,311,1792,442,578
NorthwestNord-Ouest1,900,5471,968,578
SouthSud761,099749,552
SouthwestSud-Ouest1,481,4331,553,320
WestOuest1,865,3942,170,400

Source : worldbank

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