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Cameroon

Time Difference: EST + 5 hours   Current Time and Date in Cameroon
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Travel Advisory: State Department Report Cameroon

US Embassy in Cameroon: yaounde.usembassy.gov

Cameroon, is located in the west Central Africa region. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.

Early inhabitants of the territory included the Sao civilization around Lake Chad and the Baka hunter-gatherers in the southeastern rainforest. Portuguese explorers reached the coast in the 15th century and named the area Rio dos Camarões (Shrimp River), which became Cameroon in English. Fulani[6] soldiers founded the Adamawa Emirate in the north in the 19th century, and various ethnic groups of the west and northwest established powerful chiefdoms.

Health: CDC Cameroon
What to Pack
Weather: Cameroon Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 237

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization.

Diplomatic Missions

Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon
Washington, DC, USA.
Cameroon Embassy
The Hague, Netherlands.
Cameroon Consulate
Sydney, Australia

CLIMATE

Cameroon has an average temperature high of 84°F and an average low of 74°F
Language: French and English are widely spoken

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