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About Cameroon

Cameroon, Officially known as the Republic of Cameroon. It is strategically located between the Central and Western African region. Cameroon is one of the very few countries which has both French as well as British colonialism and hence the official languages of the country have been both French and English. However, the country leans more towards France for Foreign Relations and Military support.

Economically the country is dependent on Agriculture

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityYaoundé
Government Typeunitary presidential republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, French
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc, XAF
Phone Code +237
Important CitiesAbong-Mbang, Ako, Akonolinga, Ambam, Bafang, Bafia, Bafoussam, Bafut, Bagangte, Bali, Bamenda, Bamingie, Nkwen, Bandjoun, Bangem, Banyo, Batouri, Bélabo, Bertoua, Buea, Campo, Dimako
National DayUnity Day (May-20)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking167
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Finance and banking,Macro-economic trade.
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Wood and articles of wood, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Natural or cultured pearls, precious, Edible fruit and nuts, Aluminium and articles thereof, Cotton, Ships, boats and floating structures, Rubber and articles thereof, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Commodities not elsewhere specified
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Aluminium and articles thereof, Footwear, gaiters, Plastics and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway, Miscellaneous chemical products, Electrical machinery and equipment, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs,
Major ImportsShips, boats, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Electrical machinery and equipment, Cereals, Vehicles other than railway , Plastics and articles thereof, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of iron or steel, Footwear, gaiters, Iron and steel, Paper and paperboard,
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils, Cotton, Wood and articles of wood, Lead and articles thereof, Lac, gums, resins, Iron and steel, Preparations of vegetables, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia and Cameroon signed a Trade Agreement in February 1968, thus laying the foundations for bilateral trade arrangements In the FY 2018-19, the two-way trade increased by about 28% reaching US$ 521 million compared to the US$ 407 million two-way trade in 2017-18. India’s exports registered a decrease by 8% reaching US $ 178 million as against US$ 194 million during 2017-18. India’s imports registered an increase by 61% reaching US$ 343 million as against US$ 213 million during 2017-18. Our imports are mainly petroleum products which constitutes US$319 million out of the total USD 343 million imports in the FY 2018-19.
Bordering NationsNigeria, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Atlantic Ocean
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. J. Ravikumar
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of India in Douala
c/o Nakira-kam 1058, Bd du general Leclerc Douala Cameroon
Email: ravidouala@yahoo.com
Phone: (+237) 233 427 464 (+237) 233 425 880
Embassy Details in India

 

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