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Republic Of Cameroon

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Capital city: Yaounde (International Airport)

Area: 475442 square km

National day: 20th May (anniversary of 1972 constitutional reform).

Independence: 1 January 1960, Former French trusteeship territory. Union with southern part of British Cameroon's 1 October 1961

Population: 15.5 million as at the year2000

Leader: Paul Biya born 1933. President since 1982.

Languages: French and English (both official), Fang, Bamilieke, Fulani.

Currency: CFA francs

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