Capital: Yaoundé

Population: 23,600,031 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Central African CFA Franc (XAF)

Official Languages: English, French

Unofficial Languages: 230 different African languages

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Equatorial BantuCameroon Highlanders, Fulani, Kirdi, Northwestern Bantu, Eastern Nigritic, other African and non-African groups

Largest Cities: Douala, Yaoundé, Garoua, Kousséri, Bamenda

Main Sport: Football

Political System: Multiparty Presidential Regime

National Holidays (2016):

Independence Day (January 1)

Youth day (February 11)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27)

Ascension (May 5)

National Day (May 20)

Eid al-Fitr (July 7)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Eid al-Adha (Septemer 13)

Independence of Southern British Cameroons from UK (October 1)

The Prophet’s Birthday (December 12)

Christmas (December 25)