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Population: 15,746,200 Age structure: Under 15: 42 percent From 15 to 65: 55 percent Over 65: 3 percent Median age: Total: 18.5 years male: 18 years female: 19 years (2002) Population growth rate: 2 percent (2003 estimate.) Birth rate: 35.5 births/1,000 population (2003 estimate.) Death rate: 15.5 deaths/1,000 population (2003 estimate.) Net migration rate: 0 migrant /1,000 population (2003 estimate.) Total: 70 deaths/1,000 live births female: 66 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 estimate.) male: 74 deaths/1,000 live births Life expectancy at birth: total population: 48 years male: 47 years female: 49 years (2003 estimate.) Total fertility rate: 4.65 children born/woman (2003 estimate.) Nationality: Cameroonian

Ethnic groups: Cameroon Highlanders 30 percent, Equatorial Bantu 20 percent, Kirdi 10 percent, Fulani 10 percent, Northwestern Bantu 8 percent, Eastern Nigritic 7 percent, other African 13 percent, non-African less than 1 percent

Religious information on Cameroon: indigenous beliefs 41 percent, Christian 38 percent, Islam/Muslim faith 21 percent Languages: 24 major African languages, English (official), French (official) Literacy: definition: age 15 and over that can read and write total population: 80 percent male: 85 percent female: 75 percent (2003 estimate.) Government Cameroon Republic of Cameroon

Government type: Unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime Capital city: Yaounde

Independence: 1 January 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship) National holiday: Republic Day (National Day), 20 May (1972) Constitution: 20 May 1972 approved by referendum; 2 June 1972 formally adopted; revised January 1996 Legal system: based on French civil law system, with common law influence; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

Suffrage: 20 years of age; universal

Executive branch: Head of State: President Head of government: Prime Minister cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president from proposals submitted by the prime minister

Legislative branch: Unicameral National Assembly

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ecological zones

Cameroon has over six ecological zones which reflect the climatic and physical milieu. From north to south, there are contrasting features that can be seen in its relief, drainage pattern, people, towns, regions, climate, natural resources, tourist attractions etc. Visit each link on this page to read about the various aspects.
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