The name Cameroon is derived from Rio dos Camarões, translating to “shrimps” in Portuguese. It was given this name by Portuguese explorer Fernando Poo in 1472 due to his account of vast numbers of shrimp in the Wouri River, in Douala. Douala is the highest populated city in Cameroon and one of the most crucial industrial centres of Central Africa. Situated on the southeastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean, it is home to Central Africa’s largest port and Cameroon’s major international airport. Despite not being the technical capital, the city is regarded as the commercial and economic capital of Cameroon. The actual capital, Yaoundé, is located in the southern-central region of the country, about 130 miles east of Douala, and has held the institution for government and Presidential Palace for the Republic of Cameroon since its independence. Click here for the full report.