Cameroon is known as "Africa in miniature" because it has a diverse geography and culture, with over 200 ethnic groups and more than 250 languages spoken.
The official languages of Cameroon are English and French, due to its colonial history. It is the only African country to have both languages as official languages.
Mount Cameroon, which is located in the Southwest region of Cameroon, is the highest mountain in West Africa and an active volcano.
The capital city of Cameroon is Yaoundé, which is the second-largest city in the country after Douala.
Cameroon is home to several national parks and wildlife reserves, including Waza National Park, which is known for its large populations of elephants, lions, and giraffes.
Cameroon is the world's fifth-largest producer of cocoa, which is one of its major export products. It is also a significant producer of coffee, rubber, and palm oil.
Cameroon has a significant film industry known as "Camwood" which is based in Buea, a town in the Southwest region of the country.
The Cameroon people are known for their traditional dance, which is called the "Bikutsi" dance. The dance involves a lot of hip movements and is performed to the rhythm of traditional music.
The country is home to several active ethnic and linguistic separatist movements, including the Ambazonia Movement in the Anglophone regions of the country.
Cameroon gained independence from France in 1960 and from Britain in 1961, becoming a republic in 1984. The country celebrates its National Day on May 20th.