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Here are some interesting facts about Cameroon - Category: Introduction - Background: 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, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite a slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

Category: Government - Administrative divisions: 10 provinces; Adamaoua, Centre, Est, Extreme-Nord, Littoral, Nord, Nord-Ouest, Ouest, Sud, Sud-Ouest

Category: People - Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population): NA

Category: Economy - Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m): 135.1 billion cu m (1 January 2008 estimate)

Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: waterborne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; overfishing

Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 1 ship (1000 GRT or over) 38,613 GRT/68,820 DWT; by type: petroleum tanker 1; foreign-owned: 1 (France 1) (2007)

Category: Communications - Internet country code: .cm

Category: Military - Military branches: Cameroon Armed Forces: Army, Navy (includes naval infantry), Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Cameroun, AAC) (2008)

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: Joint Border Commission with Nigeria reviewed 2002 ICJ ruling on the entire boundary and bilaterally resolved differences, including June 2006 Greentree Agreement that immediately ceded sovereignty of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon with a full phase-out of Nigerian control and patriation of residents in 2008; Cameroon and Nigeria agree on maritime delimitation in March 2008; sovereignty dispute between Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon over an island at the mouth of the Ntem River; only Nigeria and Cameroon have heeded the Lake Chad Commission's admonition to ratify the delimitation treaty, which also includes the Chad-Niger and Niger-Nigeria boundaries

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  1. People - Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: very high; food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever; vectorborne diseases: malaria and yellow fever; water contact disease: schistosomiasis; respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis; animal contact disease: rabies (2008)

  2. People - Population: 18,467,692; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 estimate)

  3. Economy - Imports: .362 billion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook