Cameroon officially the Republic of Cameroon is a country in west Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called Africa in miniature for its geological and cultural diversity.