Far North Region (Cameroon)

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Far North Region
Location of Far North Region within Cameroon
Location of Far North Region within Cameroon
Coordinates: 11°00′N 14°30′E / 11.000°N 14.500°E / 11.000; 14.500Coordinates: 11°00′N 14°30′E / 11.000°N 14.500°E / 11.000; 14.500
CountryCameroon
CapitalMaroua
Area
 • Total34,263 km2 (13,229 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total3,993,007
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)

The Far North Region is a region in Cameroon. The capital city is Maroua.

Over 50 different ethnic groups live in the area, including the Shuwa Arabs, Fulani, and Kapsiki.

The Chari River and Logone River form the border with Chad. Other rivers include Mayo Kébi and Mayo Louti. Lakes include Lake Chad, Lake Fianga, and Maga Lake. Mount Tourou is the highest point, at 1,442 metres. It is in the Mandara Mountains.

Waza National Park is a major tourist attraction. It is 1700 km2. It is home to antelope, chacals, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, heron, hippos, hyenas, leopards, lions, monkeys, warthogs, and others. Kalamaloué National Park and Mozogo Gokoro National Park are also in the region.

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Departments of Far North Cameroon

The province is divided into six departments: