The information below contains geography information for Cameroon, including climate, weather,
cities, and area information. You can also check out the
Cameroon Country Page for additional
Area: 475,000 sq. km. (184,000) sq. mi.), about the size of California.
Cities (2003 Census Bureau estimates): Capital--Yaounde (pop. 1,111,641). Other major cities--Douala (1.3 million), Garoua (424,312), Maroua (409,546), Bafoussam (319,457), Bamenda (321,490), Nkongsamba (166,262), and Ngaoundere (216,300).
Terrain: Northern plains, central and western highlands, southern and coastal tropical forests. Mt. Cameroon (13,353 ft.) in the southwest is the highest peak in West Africa and the sixth in Africa.
Climate: Northern plains, the Sahel region -- semiarid and hot (7-month dry season); central and western highlands where Yaounde is located -- cooler, shorter dry season; southern tropical forest --warm, 4-month dry season; coastal tropical forest, where Douala is located -- warm, humid year-round.