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BC: Kummer, Patricia K. Cameroon New York : Children's Press, c2004. Sheehan, Sean, Cameroon New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2001. websites https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/maps/maptemplate_cm.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/flags/flagtemplate_cm.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cm.html http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26431.htm\ http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/country/cameroon.html www.google.com/images www,everywheremag/places4343 www.mapsofworld.com ww.travelblog.com COPYRIGHT 2010 Scholastic, Inc. . Junior Scholastic 113.2 (Sept 20, 2010): p10(4). (1106 words) | The end

FC: CAMEROON | Mariah Bush Mrs.Pace block 1 | CAMEROON

1: Did u know Cameroon was settled by The former French Cameroon and part of British Cameroon merged in 1961 to form the present country. Cameroon has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways.

2: Cameroon Natural resources are Oil, timber, hydroelectric power, natural gas, cobalt, nickel, iron ore, uranium.

4: Cameroon has many people and many animals its population is 19,294,149 (growth rate: 2.1%); birth rate: 33.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 62.1/1000; life expectancy: 54.0; density per sq km: 39

9: The economy suffered since the 1986 declines in the prices for oil, cocoa, coffee, and cotton, as well as the appreciation of the CFA franc, which contributed to the erosion of GDP by more than 60%. Some economic reforms were then initiated, but the government was unable to meet the financial and economic reform goals of several IMF standby programs.

10: Conventional long form: Republic of Cameroon conventional short form: Cameroon former: French Cameroon Government type: unitary republic; multiparty presidential regime (opposition parties legalized in 1990) note: preponderance of power remains with the president

14: Cameroon Climate shows that the The average temperature of the coastal plain ranges from 22 degree to 29 degree C. The coastal area receive 250 to 400 cm rainfall, while the inland area receive 150 to 250 cm rainfall. The Mt. Cameroon receive 600 to 900 cm rainfall in a year.

16: ATM: ATMs are rare. Banking hours: Mon-Fri 0730-1530 or from 0800-1700 at certain branches. Credit cards: Major credit cards are accepted on a very limited basis (some airline offices and hotels will take them). Cards cannot be used in banks to obtain cash advances. ATMs are rare. Currency information: CFA (Communauté Financire Africaine) Franc (XAF; symbol CFA) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of CFA10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of CFA250, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1.

20: Cameroon education is mainly divided into four categories namely, tertiary education, primary, secondary and higher education. The primary schools in Cameroon provide free education to the students and it is mandatory for every pupil. There are several primary schools in the country providing basic education to the children of Cameroon. Some of the primary schools belong to the government and others are run by religious organizations.

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