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Cameroon Population and Housing Census 2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 2005 (3e RGPH)
Cameroon (CMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2005 - 11/2005
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2005 Census of Population and Housing in Cameroon was conducted by the Central Bureau of the Census and Population Studies. It was the third census in the country since independence, conducted eighteen years after the second, via in-person enumeration. Data were collected on various demographic and socioeconomic topics of all residents on both a de facto and de jure basis. The total population of Cameroon was enumerated at 17,463,836.