What was the original name of Cameroon?

Why did Germany take over Cameroon?

In 1883, the German government asked German merchants their opinion about the development of West African trade; the merchants complained about British and French competition. As a result, Bismarck ordered his local representative, Dr. Gustav Nachtigal, to proceed with the annexation.

Is Cameroon safe to live?

Violent crime, including kidnapping by terrorists and/or kidnapping for ransom, armed robbery, assault, and carjacking are serious concerns in Cameroon, especially in all these regions. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Are Cameroonians tall?


Average female height 1.613 m (5 ft 3 ⁄ 2 in) 2003
Average male height 1.706 m (5 ft 7 in) 2003
Men 51 years 2013
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 54.39 years 2011
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