Geography

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Cameroon is a country in Central and West Africa, located between Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.
Cameroon is a country in the Gulf of Guinea on the western side of Africa which has 320 km of coastline and has the shape of a triangle whose base runs along the second parallel north while the summit is in the lake Chad, shortly after the 3rd parallel. This triangle is delimited by:

Nigeria and the Atlantic Ocean to the west
Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south
the Central African Republic and Chad to the east
Lake Chad to the north

The country lies between the end of the Sahara in the North and the very beginning of the equatorial forest of the Congo basin in the South. While the western part of the country abounds in numerous high plateaus, the highest of which is 4,100 meters high, making it the highest mountain in the whole of West Africa. The opposite side to the west, the East, is covered in its great majority of a tropical forest generally well preserved until then. Finally, with over 300 km of coastline, you can discover the seaside towns of Kribi and Limbe near Mount Cameroon.

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THE 10 PROVINCES of Cameroon

1- Province of Adamaoua
2- Central Province
3- Eastern Province
4- Province of the Far North
5- Province of the Littoral
6- Northern Province
7- Northwestern Province
8- Western Province
9- South Province
10- South West Province

The Province of Adamaoua
Provincial Capital: Ngaoundéré
Population: 681 362 hbts
Area: 63,701 km2
Number of departments: 05
Density: 10.7 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
Water Tower of Cameroon, this province is the zone par excellence of crater lakes, ranches, thermo mineral springs, reserves of fauna and caves. Presence of Lamidats and feudal ethnic groups.

The Central Province
Provincial capital: Yaoundé
Population: 2,272,259 hbts
Area: 68,953 km2
Number of Departments: 10
Density: 32,96 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
This province, home to the country’s political capital, offers many forms of attractions. These include:
– the visit of the numerous natural sites in the province including the caves of Akok-Bekoé
– a visit to the monuments and traces of colonization, including the statue of Charles Atangana, the first chief of the Ewondos, the indigenous ethnic group of the capital.
– Visit to the Ottomo Forest Reserve (Ngounou)

The Eastern Province
Provincial Capital: Bertoua
Population: 711,651 hbts
Area: 109,002 Km2
Number of departments: 04
Density: 6.53 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
Visitors can explore the vast expanse of forest that covers this province. It will be easy for you to visit the pygmy camps, the Dja reserve and live the culture of the Gbaya and Maka main ethnic groups of this vast province.

The Province of the Far North
Provincial Capital: Maroua
Population: 2 553 389 hbts
Area: 34,263 km2
Number of departments: 06
Density: 74.52 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
Here the visitor will have the choice between hunting, large lamidats, lunar landscapes of the Kapsiki, caves, great chiefdoms, lakes with strong concertation of hippopotamus, craft centers or fantasias.
There are large national parks:
– Kalamaloué National Park in Kousseri
– the waza national park in waza
Mozogo Gokoro National Park in Koza

The Coastal Province
Provincial Capital: Douala
Population: 1 861 463 hbts
Area: 20,248 km2
Number of departments: 04
Density: 91.93 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
It is the seat of the culture of the “Ngondo” great traditional feast of the Sawa (designation designating the peoples of the water, indigenous of the region). It is a region conducive to seaside tourism. Douala is not only the point of departure for those visiting Cameroon, but also the concentration zone of historical monuments outside the visits of Ekom Kam Falls, OSSA Lake and the other natural sites of the province. Also to visit the large industrial plantations of Cameroon.

The Northern Province
Provincial Capital: Garoua
Population: 1 145 038 hbts
Area: 66,090 km2
Number of departments: 04
Density: 17.33 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
The visitor will be faced with a very varied range of tourist products, these multiform products are in the form of national parks, traditional lamidats, lakes (the benoué, lagdo dam), hunting area, Fantasias, traditional rites, archaeological sites (traces of dinosaurs). The main national parks of the Province are:
– the national park of La Bénoué
– the national park of boubandjida
– Faro National Park

The North West Province
Provincial Capital: Bamenda
Population: 1 702 559 hbts
Area: 17,300 km2
Number of departments: 07
Density: 98.41 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
Mountain area, this province is a continuation of the western province. Its natural sites, its verdant landscape, its chiefdoms, its falls and its crafts make this province a high place of Cameroonian tourism.

The Western Province
Provincial Capital: Bafoussam
Population: 1,843,518 hbts
Area: 13,892 km2
Number of departments: 08
Density: 132.7 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
It is one of the provinces of Cameroon with a funeral tradition (carnival during the cult of the dead between the months of November and February), and the town of Bamiléké is a region of mountains, impressive falls, large Bamileke chiefdoms and crater lakes. Nguon (great gathering of the Banoum people, November-December).

The Southern Province
Provincial Capital: Ebolowa
Population: 514 336 hbts
Area: 47,191 km2
Number of departments: 04
Density: 10.9 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
Dense forest area and natural islands, offers visitors an enchanting setting of rest by the sea with golden sandy beaches, and walks to the Lobé Falls.
The coast of Cameroon has remained untouched, so visitors can admire the flora (mangrove) and the aquatic fauna, in this region conducive to seaside tourism.

The South-West Province
Regional capital: Buéa
Population: 1 153 125 hbts
Area: 25,410 km2
Number of departments: 06
Density: 45.38 hbts / km2

Tourism aspects:
This province is home to the country’s highest peak, Mount Cameroon, and opens onto the Atlantic Ocean; It is a region conducive to seaside tourism. Beyond the various tourist products offered by this region, the visitor will be able to appreciate the development of ecotourism and visit the Korup National Park one of the most conserved wet forests of the hour in Africa.