Cameroon Images

Cameroon, with its population of some nineteen million, is located in western central Africa having 249 miles of coast on the Gulf of Guinea /Atlantic Ocean coastline known as the Bight of Biatra. Cameroon is further bordered by Nigeria to its west, Chad to its north-east, the Central African Republic to its east and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to its south. This image of Mount Cameroon is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic licenseSlightly larger than California, Cameroon is sometimes referred to as 'Africa in Miniature' with golden beaches, tropical rainforests, lakes, deserts, savannahs as well as volcanic mountain ranges (left) and an abundance of wildlife including lions and elephants.

Cameroon is home to one of Africa's largest volcanoes, Mount Cameroon, which rises to a staggering 13,255 feet high ~ about three times the height of Ben Nevis by comparison. Last erupting in the year 2000 the volcano forms part of the Cameroon Volcanic Line.

Cameroon TopographyOn this line lies Lake Nyos, a lake that suddenly 'exploded' in 1986 releasing a large cloud of CO2 gas which killed 1700 people and 3500 of livestock. There are concerns that such an event may also occur at Lake Kivu in Rwanda, Kivu being one of Africa's two other exploding lakes.

Cameroon has a number of rivers including the Wouri, Sanaga, Nyong, and Ntem which flow into the Gulf of Guinea; the Dja and Kadeï which are tributaries of the Congo River; the Benoué River that runs into Niger and the the Logone River that flows into Lake Chad. Other minor rivers include the Aïna River that forms part of the border between Cameroon and Gabon, the Campo River which forms part of the border with Equatorial Guinea and the Mayo Kébbi River which flows into Lake Fianga, a lake shared between Cameroon and Chad.

Places in Cameroon well worth a visit include the Musa Heritage Gallery, Waza National Park, Campo Ma'an National Park and, of course, Mount Cameroon itself (above.) This video provides images of Cameroon and offers a good 'look and feel' of the country.



 
 
 
 
 
 

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A video showing pictures and images of Cameroon, a country referred to as 'Africa in Miniature' because of the diversity of its climate ranging from beaches and rainforests to deserts and mountains.

 
 


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