|Government||Unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990)|
|Currency||Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)|
|Area||475,440 sq km|
|Population||17,340,702 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||4 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)|
|Religion||indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%|
While Cameroon is not the largest country in Africa, in some ways it's as large as Africa itself. Known as "Africa in miniature" it features French and English speaking portions, Muslim and Christian dominated regions, the tallest mountain in West Africa and terrain that includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.