Population of Cities in Cameroon (2021)
Cameroon’s population is about 52.55 million people, making it the 52nd-most populous country in the world. Its most populous city is Douala, the country’s main port city, with about 2.45 million residents. The capital of Cameroon and the second-largest city, Yaoundé, follows with a population of 2.44 million. These are the only two cities in Cameroon with populations above 1 million. Fifteen cities in Cameroon have populations above 100,000.
Cameroon’s population is about 57% urban, a significant increase from 2000, where it sat at 45.54%. Cameroon has one of the highest urbanization rates in sub-Saharan Africa. The United Nations estimated that its population would be 70% urban by 2070.