Cameroon

Census Results


1976-04-09 7,131,833
1987-04-10 10,493,655
2005-11-01 17,463,836

General Information


Official name Republic of Cameroon
Official name [native] the Republic of Cameroon  «English»
la République du Cameroun «French»
Capital Yaoundé
Capital [native] Yaoundé «English»
Yaoundé «French»
Region Middle Africa
ISO code CM
Statistical agency National Institute of Statistics

Name in Chinese 喀麦隆共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية الكاميرون
Name in Spanish la República del Camerún
Name in Russian Республика Камерун
Name in French la République du Cameroun

Administrative units

régioncapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1987-04-10
census
population
2005-11-01
census
population
2010
estimate
Region de l'AdamaouaNgaoundéré63,701495,185884,2891,015,622
Region du CentreYaoundé68,9531,651,6003,098,0443,525,664
Region de l'EstBertoua109,002517,198771,755801,968
Region de l'Extrême-NordMaroua34,2631,855,6953,111,7923,480,414
Region du LittoralDouala20,2481,352,8332,510,2632,865,795
Region du NordGaroua66,090832,1651,687,9592,050,229
Region du Nord-OuestBamenda17,3001,237,3481,728,9531,804,695
Region de l'OuestBafoussam13,8921,339,7911,720,0471,785,285
Region du SudEbolowa47,191373,798634,655692,142
Region du Sud-OuestBuéa25,410838,0421,316,0791,384,286
total 466,05010,493,65517,436,83619,406,100
source: National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon.

Expanded administrative units

région
département
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1987-04-10
census
population
2005-11-01
census
population
2010
estimate
Region de l'AdamaouaNgaoundéré63,701495,185884,2891,015,622
Département du DjéremTibati13,28361,165124,948 
Département du Faro et DéoTignère10,43545,46782,717 
Département du Mayo BanyoBanyo8,52092,315187,066 
Département du MbéréMeiganga14,267126,921171,670 
Département de la VinaNgaoundéré17,196169,317317,888 
Region du CentreYaoundé68,9531,651,6003,098,0443,525,664
Département de la Haute SanagaNanga-Eboko11,85477,625100,352 
Département de la LékiéMonatélé2,989240,252286,050 
Département du Mbam et InoubouBafia7,125148,775188,927 
Département du Mbam et KimNtui25,90655,959105,511 
Département de la Mefou et AfambaMfou3,33887,307126,025 
Département de la Mefou et AkonoNgoumou1,32955,44659,017 
Département du MfoundiYaoundé297703,5881,881,876 
Département du Nyong et KelléEséka6,36298,261129,819 
Département du Nyong et MfoumouAkonolinga6,17288,349104,507 
Département du Nyong et So’oMbalmayo3,58196,038115,960 
Region de l'EstBertoua109,002517,198771,755801,968
Département de la Boumba et NgokoYokodouma30,38979,935115,354 
Département du Haut NyongAbong-Mbang36,384148,475196,519 
Département de la KadeyBatouri15,884132,146184,098 
Département du Lom et DjéremBertoua26,345156,642275,784 
Region de l'Extrême-NordMaroua34,2631,855,6953,111,7923,480,414
Département du DiamaréMaroua4,665386,569642,227 
Département du Logone et ChariKousseri12,133276,183486,997 
Département du Mayo DanayYagoua5,303356,471529,061 
Département du Mayo KaniKaélé5,033230,779404,646 
Département du Mayo SavaMora2,736213,708348,890 
Département du Mayo TsanagaMokolo4,393391,985699,971 
Region du LittoralDouala20,2481,352,8332,510,2632,865,795
Département du MoungoNkongsamba3,723340,287379,241 
Département du NkamYabassi6,29141,14336,730 
Département de la Sanaga MaritimeEdéa9,311136,932162,315 
Département du WouriDouala923834,4711,931,977 
Region du NordGaroua66,090832,1651,687,9592,050,229
Département de la BénouéGaroua13,614385,756851,955 
Département du FaroPoli11,78555,25469,477 
Département du Mayo LoutiGuider4,162226,731391,326 
Département du Mayo ReyTcolliré36,529164,424375,201 
Region du Nord-OuestBamenda17,3001,237,3481,728,9531,804,695
Département de BoyoFundong1,592114,102124,887 
Département de BuiKumbo2,297217,064321,969 
Département de Donga-MantungNkambe4,279226,916269,931 
Département de MenchumWum4,469105,664161,998 
Département de la MezamBamenda1,745313,043524,127 
Département de MomoMbengwi1,792143,466138,693 
Département de Ngo-KetunjiaNdop1,126117,093187,348 
Region de l'OuestBafoussam13,8921,339,7911,720,0471,785,285
Département des BamboutosMbouda1,173215,523292,410 
Département du Haut NkamBafang958137,386144,786 
Département des Hauts-PlateauxBaham41576,70480,678 
Département de Koung-KhiBayangam35379,05665,021 
Département de la MenouaDschang1,380251,616285,764 
Département de la MifiBafoussam402202,193301,456 
Département du NdéBangangté1,52483,58894,849 
Département du NounFoumban7,687293,725455,083 
Region du SudEbolowa47,191373,798634,655692,142
Département du Dja et loboSangmelima19,911121,059196,951 
Département de la MvilaEbolowa8,697116,996179,429 
Département de l'OcéanKribi11,28092,994179,093 
Département de la Vallée du NtemAmbam7,30342,74979,182 
Region du Sud-OuestBuéa25,410838,0421,316,0791,384,286
Département du FakoLimbe2,093248,032466,412 
Département de Kupé et ManengoubaBangem3,40482,952105,579 
Département de LebialemFontem61797,484113,736 
Département de ManyuMamfe9,565119,621181,039 
Département de MéméKumba3,105202,518326,734 
Département de NdianMundemba6,62687,435122,579 
total 466,05010,493,65517,436,83619,406,100
source: National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon.

Main cities

namepopulation
1976-04-09
census
population
1987-04-10
census
population
2005-11-01
census
Douala458,426809,8521,907,479
Yaoundé313,706649,2521,817,524
Bamenda48,111110,142269,530
Bafoussam62,239112,681239,287
Garoua63,900141,839235,996
Maroua67,187123,296201,371
Ngaoundéré38,84078,062152,698
Kumba44,17570,112144,268
Nkongsamba70,46485,420104,050
Buea24,58432,87190,088
Kousséri12,45653,71389,123
Bertoua14,98243,40288,462
Limbe26,98844,56184,223
Foumban33,73757,27183,522
Kumbo12,53333,35380,212
source: National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon.