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Buying a pet from Cameroon?  Please read:

Many puppies, kittens and other pets that can be found online are being sold by or shipped from "companies" based in Cameroon (or claiming to be based in Cameroon).  Nearly every person who has tried to purchase pets from Cameroon has sent a Western Union or cash to the companny and never receive their puppy.  This is because it is a scam.  A simple online search of "Nigerian puppy scam" or "Cameroon puppy scam" will probably reveal that the person you are dealing with has scammed before.  Buyer beware.

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GEOGRAPHICAL INFO

The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. It borders Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team. English and French are the official languages.

 

 

Capital: Yaoundé

Official languages French, English

Currency CFA franc (XAF)

 

 

Climate

The north has a single wet season from April/May to September/October. The hottest months here are March to May, when temperatures can soar to 40°C (104°F), although it's a dry (and therefore generally bearable) heat. The south has a humid, equatorial climate, with rain scattered throughout the year and almost continual high humidity. The main wet season here is June to October, when secondary roads often become impassable. From March to June are the light rains. Throughout Cameroon, November to February are the driest months, though dust from harmattan winds greatly restricts visibility. These are the best months to visit, although you'll have harmattan haze during much of this time (which is not good for photography). The worst months are between July and October, when it's raining almost everywhere and many roads are impassable.

 

 

Geography

At 475,442 square kilometers (183,569 sq mi), Cameroon is the world's 53rd-largest country. It is comparable in size to Papua New Guinea and somewhat larger than the U.S. state of California. The country is located in Central and West Africa on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Tourist literature describes Cameroon as "Africa in miniature" because it exhibits all major climates and vegetation of the continent: coast, desert, mountains, rainforest, and savanna. The country neighbors Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon is divided into five major geographic zones distinguished by dominant physical, climatic, and vegetative features. The coastal plain extends 15 to 150 kilometers (10 to 90 mi) inland from the Gulf of Guinea and has an average elevation of 90 meters (295 ft). Exceedingly hot and humid with a short dry season, this belt is densely forested and includes some of the wettest places on earth. The South Cameroon Plateau rises from the coastal plain to an average elevation of 650 meters (2,130 ft).[45] Equatorial rainforest dominates this region, although its alternation between wet and dry seasons makes it is less humid than the coast.