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Cameroon is located on the Gulf of Guinea between West and Central Africa. It is a geographically, topographically, and multiculturally diverse country often described as “all of Africa in one country.” Cameroon has a total surface area of 475,442 square kilometers (295,425 mi²) and had a population of 22.8 million inhabitants in 2014, according to the World Bank. English and French are the official languages.

The beginnings of tourism in Cameroon date back to the period of colonization in the late 19th century. It was explored first by German adventurers (1884–1919), and later by English but most especially French colonizers who designated parts of the country as big game hunting reserves and later national parks in the second quarter of the 20th century.

Cameroon was ranked 15th ...

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