Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Capital: Yaounde
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 472,710 (2007)
Population (people): 19,078,100 (2007)
Population density (people per km2 land area): 40.36 (2007)
Population growth (annual): 2.6% (2007)
Life expectancy at birth (years): 52 (2007)
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 73 (2007)
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $2,417.75 (2007)
GDP growth (annual): 3.3% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Coastal and Marine
Total area of Exclusive Economic Zone 0-200 nautical miles (km2): 14,700 (2014)
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 3.86% (2014)

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Protected Area Details
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Marine Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Douala Edéa 1244 1244 1682 IV
Kribi 555548873 555548873 1273 Not Reported
Mangrove de Mabeta Kangue 478161 478161 202 Not Reported
Ndongere 308634 308634 2325 Not Reported
Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Gulf of Guinea Central 2.56 3.36 2.08 13.48 21.78