Often referred to as ‘Africa in Miniature’ due to its cultural and geographical diversity, Cameroon includes several natural features like beaches, deserts, mountains, rain forests and savannahs. Officially known as the Republic of Cameroon, this West Central African country lies on the Bight of Bonny, which is part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Home to more than 200 linguistic dialects, this country is renowned for its native style of music, and a good football team.
English and French are the official languages in Cameroon as territories were basically divided between France and England after World War I. However, after attaining independence in 1960 and 1961, Cameroon now enjoys a relatively high political and social stability than several other African countries. With natural resources well suited for agriculture and arboriculture, Cameroon has lately been enjoying a decade of strong economic performance in the beginning of 21st century.