Cameroon is considered a large nation due to its total area. Its total land area is 475,440 km² (about 183,568 mi²). The continental shelf of Cameroon is approximately 11,420 km² (approximately 4,409 mi²). Cameroon is in Africa. Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent on earth. African countries include South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Egypt, among others. Cameroon has 5 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Cameroon is not a landlocked country. It means it is bounded by at least one major body of water. The average altitude range of Cameroon is 667 m (2,188 ft).
The total length of land borders of Cameroon is 5018 kilometers (~1.937 mi). Cameroon shares land borders with 6 different countries and has the same number of unique land borders with neighboring areas. If, as in the case of Cameroon, a country has the same number of distinct neighboring regions as land borders, then that country does not have non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous stretches of land borders. Cameroon has 5 neighboring countries. Its neighbors include the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The lengths of the land borders of Cameroon with its neighboring countries are as follows:
Central African Republic - 797 km (495 miles),
Chad - 1094 km (680 miles),
Republic of the Congo - 523 km (325 mi),
Equatorial Guinea - 189 km (117 mi),
Gabon - 298 km (185 miles).
The capital of Cameroon is Yaounde. The largest cities in Cameroon are Yaoundé, Douala.
The average altitude range of Cameroon is 667 m (2,188 ft). Cameroon's highest point is Mount Cameroon with an official elevation of 4040 m (13,255 ft). The lowest point in Cameroon is Bonny Bay. The difference in elevation between the highest (Mount Cameroon) and lowest (Bight of Bonny) points in Cameroon is 4040 m (2 ft).