THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON lies in equatorial, tropical, central-west Africa. Stretching inland from its short Atlantic Ocean coastline to the heart of the African continent, its territory includes a portion of Lake Chad in the north.
CAMEROON SHARES ITS BORDERS with a number of other countries: Nigeria to the west, Chad to the northeast, the Central African Republic to the east, and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Congo to the south. Cameroon is not landlocked; it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest, while Lake Chad forms part of its northern border.
FOUR REGIONS Cameroon has four main geographical regions: the Chad basin, the central plateaus, the western highlands, and the coastal lowlands. The Chad basin, located at the northern tip of Cameroon, depends on the Logone River and its rich fishing grounds, which provide the main source of food for the people living in the area. The Logone flows for 240 miles (386 km) into the Chari River.