Cameroon's

Administrative organization

The 10 regions

 
  • Adamoua region
  • Centre region
  • East region
  • Far North region
  • Littoral region
  • North region
  • North West region
  • West region
  • South region
  • South West region

ADAMAWA REGION

 

Regional capital : Ngaoundere
Population: 681 362 inhabitants
Surface area: 63 701km2
Number of Divisions: 5
Density: 10.7inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Water catchment region of Cameroon, this Region is full of crater lakes, cattle ranches, underground minerals, wild animal species and several caves.

CENTRE REGION

 

Regional capital: Yaoundé
 Population: 2 272 259 inhabitants
 Surface area : 68 953 km2
 Number of Divisions : 10
 Density: 32.96 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Seat of the political capital of the country. So many interesting natural sites such as the caves of Akok-Bekoe, monuments of colonial figures such as Charles Atangana, the Chief of the Ewondos, and the forest reserve of Ottomo (Ngoumou).

EAST REGION

 

Regional capital: Bertoua
Population: 711 651 inhabitants
Surface area: 109 002 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 6.53 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Visitors can undertake to cross the vast forests that cover this Region. The visitor can easily get into camps set up for pygmies, enjoy the biodiversity in the Dja reserve and get a view of the Gbaya and Maka cultures.

FAR NORTH REGION

 

Regional capital: Maroua
Population: 2 553 389 inhabitants
Surface area: 34 263 km2
Number of Divisions: 6
Density: 74.52 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Apart from the numerous wild animals which make this Region a pleasurable destination for hunting, there is a wide variety of traditional rulers’ palaces, lunar landscape in Kapsiki, caves and lakes with a high concentration of hippopotamus, handicraft shops and horse displays. Three national parks in this Region namely;  the national park of Kalamaloué at Kousseri, the national park of Waza at Waza and the national park of Mozogo at Koza.

LITTORAL REGION

 

Regional capital: Douala
Population: 1 861 463 inhabitants
Surface area: 20 248 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 91.93 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
The ‘ngondo’ festival is deeply routed here, and other seaside pastimes abound as the indigenes of  this Region celebrate their intimate relation with water. The entry point into the country for most visitors and harbours a lot of historic monuments. Natural attractions such as the waterfalls of Ekom Kam, lake Ossa and large commercial plantations.

NORTH REGION

 

Regional capital: Garoua
Population: 1 145 038 inhabitants
Surface area: 66 090 km2
Number of Divisions 4
Density: 17.33 inhabitants/km2

Touristic attraction

The visitor has a wide variety of options, ranging from national parks, hunting area, horse displays, traditional palaces to the attractions of the Benoué river with a dam at Lagdo and several archaeological sites where fossil remains of dinosaurs have been found. The national parks here include those of the Benoué, Boubandjida and Faro.

NORTH WEST REGION

 

Regional capital: Bamenda
Population: 1 702 559 inhabitants
Surface area: 17 300 km2
Number of Divisions: 7
Density: 98.41 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Hilly  and mountainous Region with grass field landscape, the visitor here has a wide variety of traditional palaces, waterfalls, crater lakes, handicraft shops and other cultural artefacts which make it a regular tourist destination.

WEST REGION

 

Regional capital: Bafoussam
Population: 1 843 518 inhabitants
Surface area: 13 892 km2
Number of Divisions: 8
Density: 132.7 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Mountainous Region with many traditional palaces, crater lakes and colourful funeral ceremonies (between the months of November and February every year), and the ‘ngoun’, a great annual festival of the Bamoum people.

SOUTH WEST REGION

 

Regional Capital: Ebolowa
Population: 514 336 inhabitants
Surface area: 47 191 km2
Number of Divisions: 4
Density: 10.9 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Area with dense forests and small islets, visitors here can also enjoy the beaches along the coast and the Lobe waterfalls. There are also abundant reserves of sea food.

SOUTH WEST REGION

 

Regional capital: Buea
Population: 1 153 125 inhabitants
Surface area: 25 410 km2
Number of Divisions: 6
Density: 45.38 inhabitants/km2

Tourist Attractions:
Home of the highest Mountain in the country and in West Africa, Mount Cameroon. The coastline here also has attractive beaches. Further inland, the Korup national park has a wide variety of rare animals and trees.