FACTS & FIGURES
POPULATION
15.8 million (2001 estimate).
LOCATION
Western Africa, bordering Chad, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.
CURRENCY
CFA Franc (XAF).
EXCHANGE
US$1 = 721.246 XAF (Sept. 2001).
CAPITAL
Yaoundé.
GDP
$26 billion - purchasing power parity (2000).
EXPORTS
Crude oil, cocoa, coffee, lumber, aluminum and cotton.
INDUSTRIES
Petroleum production, food processing, textiles, lumber.