Cameroon: Geography#

LocationCentral Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
Geographic Coordinates6 00 N, 12 00 E 6.0,12.0
Area total: 475,440 sq km
land: 472,710 sq km
water: 2,730 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 475440
DBpedia: 475442
Geoname: 475440
Infoplease: 475440
Britannica: 476350
Wolfram: 475440

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Land boundariestotal: 5,018 km
border countries: Central African Republic 901 km, Chad 1,116 km, Republic of the Congo 494 km, Equatorial Guinea 183 km, Gabon 349 km, Nigeria 1,975 km
Coastline402 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Fako 4,095 m (on Mt. Cameroon)
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Cameroon Mountain 4070 m
According to Geonames:Cameroon Mountain 4040 m; Mont Mekoua 2703 m; Neshele 2621 m; Chappal Waddi 2419 m; Lekwé Khi 2271 m
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Important Mountains
Terraindiverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains in west, plains in north
Natural Hazardsvolcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes volcanism: Mt. Cameroon (elev. 4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986
Natural Resourcepetroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 13.04%
permanent crops: 2.94%
other: 84.01% (2011)
Climatevaries with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north
Irrigated Land256.5 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources285.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswaterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDouala; Yaounde; Garoua; Kousseri; Bamenda
Important Cities
Geography-notesometimes referred to as the hinge of Africa; throughout the country there are areas of thermal springs and indications of current or prior volcanic activity; Mount Cameroon, the highest mountain in Sub-Saharan west Africa, is an active volcano