Official name: Republic of Cameroon
Area: 475,442 sq. km
Official languages: English and French
Other languages: Cam franglais, Pidgin English, more than 200 other languages.
Population: 21,917, 602 (est. 2015)
Religions: Christians (35-40%), Muslims (15-20%), Indigenous Beliefs (45%)
Independence day: 1 January 1960 from France and 1 October 1961 from UK
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President is the Chief of State. He appoints the Prime Minister who becomes the Head of government. The Cabinet is proposed by the Prime minister and approved by the President. The President is elected by simple majority popular vote for a 7-year term (no term limits since 2008).
Legislative: A bicameral Parliament consisting of a Senate (since 2013) and the National Assembly. Both serve 5-year terms.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the Constitutional Council are the highest courts. Appellate Courts, Military Courts, Regional Courts and first instance Courts are all subordinate courts.
Foreign policy: Cameroon is a member of UN, AU, CCAS, FAO, G-77, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, Interpol, IOM, ISO, OIF, PCA, UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, WMO, WTO, etc
GDP: 29.57 billion USD
Main economic resources: crude oil, aluminium, wood, cocoa, coffee, cotton, bananas, etc.
Major Trading Partners: China, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Nigeria, France, etc
Mixed legal system modeled on English common law, French civil law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Online collection
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