Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Cameroon

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CAMEROON
CAMEROON

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Cameroon - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

237

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

TC

Internet country code

CM

GRC Country Code

CAE

Cameroon - Languages

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Language maps External

The official languages of Cameroon are English External and French External. There are 277 other languages spoken. The most widespread of these are: Ewondo External (577 700 speakers); Fulfulde External (668 700 speakers) and Cameroon Pidgin External (2 000 000 speakers, mainly as a second language).

Cameroon - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in French or English. Deliveries are made only to post office boxes (Boîte Postale, or BP in French).

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured, using directionals such as “Behind the Cinema”, “Next to the Petrol Station” and “in the vicinity of the Bank”. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Cameroon - Post office box

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This is written as Boîte Postale, or BP in French.

Cameroon - Postal codes

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Cameroon has no postal code system.

Cameroon - Postal code format

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Cameroon - Postal code specifics

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Cameroon - Postal code regular expression

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Cameroon - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Cameroon

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Refer to Exonyms in Cameroon for full lists of place names in Cameroon in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Cameroon - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Cameroon

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Cameroon telephone numbers have no area codes. All numbers are 9 digits long. Mobile numbers commence with 65-67 or 69.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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