Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries
; geographic.org; Home; Page; Country Index

Cameroon People

    Population: 15,456,092 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 46% (male 3,562,553; female 3,528,778)
    15-64 years: 51% (male 3,907,946; female 3,943,035)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 231,521; female 282,259) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.79% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 41.84 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 13.95 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: NA migrant(s)/1,000 population; note—there may be some migration but figures are not available

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 75.69 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 51.32 years
    male: 49.75 years
    female: 52.94 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.8 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Cameroonian(s)
    adjective: Cameroonian

    Ethnic groups: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%

    Religions: indigenous beliefs 51%, Christian 33%, Muslim 16%

    Languages: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 63.4%
    male: 75%
    female: 52.1% (1995 est.)

Support Our Sponsor

Support Our Sponsor

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -



Revised 1-Mar-99
Copyright © 1999 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)