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Cameroon Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 12,494   Population 2000 (UN '000) 14,876
Area (km2) 465,765   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 97
Number of Administrative Units 49   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 255
Number of Urban Extents 104   Number of Settlement Points 166

Cameroon Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Cameroon
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Province
Level2 Type Department
Number of Units 49
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 255
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1987
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 9,755
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 11,040
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 12,494
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 11,614
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 13,273
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 14,876
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 465,765
Average Input Resolution (km) 97
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 166
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,433,619
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,123
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 44,018
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 104
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 382
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 2
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 35
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,688
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,379,223
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 5,271
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 62,614
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 6,511,823
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 1%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 44%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 50%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 19
Regression-estimated Extents 134
Digital Chart of the World 7
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
The 1990 population figure is based on the OECD/Club du Sahel West Africa Long Term Perspective Study (WALTPS), and was estimated by Benoit Ninnin, based on these sources Republique du Cameroun: Demo 87: 7 millions et demi en 1976, 10 millions et demi en 1987.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
UNEP/GRID-WRI-NCGIA Africa Population Database, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
Recensement General de la population et de l''habitat de 1987 de Cameroon: donnees provisiores, Census Bureau, Migration, Urbanization and Development of Cameroon, published by the Institute of the Formation and Research of Demographics by Joseph-Pierre Timnou
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Columbia Gazetteer, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Urban centres.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to the target years using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: