According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Cameroon is +237, which was adopted in 1996 when Cameroon switched to the ITU-T E.164 numbering system. The code is divided into two parts: ‘+’ and ‘237’. The ‘+’ indicates that the number is international and the ‘237’ identifies the country as Cameroon. The most common type of telephone numbers found in Cameroon are mobile numbers, which are eight digits long starting with 6, followed by 7 more digits. Landline numbers have seven digits, while VoIP numbers have nine digits starting with 5 or 6, followed by 8 more digits. In addition to these types of telephone numbers, there are also toll-free and premium rate services available in Cameroon which use different formats than standard phone numbers. Toll-free services usually start with 0800 or 0801, while premium rate services usually start with 0900 or 0901. Cameroon has one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in Central Africa and its population is rapidly increasing their use of telecommunication services such as mobile phones, internet access and other technologies due to advances in infrastructure and technology over recent years. As such, it is important for businesses operating within Cameroon to ensure they are using the correct area codes when making calls within the country as well as when communicating with other countries around the world. Cameroon is a unitary republic with a strong presidential system. The President of Cameroon is the head of state and government and is elected by popular vote to serve a seven-year term. The legislative branch of the government is composed of an elected National Assembly, as well as the Senate, which consists of members appointed by the president. The judicial branch is headed by the Supreme Court, which also consists of judges appointed by the president. Cameroon has a multi-party system in which no single party can dominate the political scene. Political parties are allowed to form freely and compete in elections for seats in both chambers of Parliament, as well as local government councils. In addition, there are several independent candidates who run for office without affiliating themselves with any political party. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Cameroon.