North Region (Cameroon)

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North Region
Location of North Region within Cameroon
Location of North Region within Cameroon
Coordinates: 8°30′N 14°00′E / 8.500°N 14.000°E / 8.500; 14.000Coordinates: 8°30′N 14°00′E / 8.500°N 14.000°E / 8.500; 14.000
CountryCameroon
CapitalGaroua
Area
 • Total66,090 km2 (25,520 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total2,442,578
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)

The North Region is a region in Cameroon. The capital city is Garoua. Garoua is Cameroon's third largest port.

The Bénoué River is the primary waterway. The Lagdo Reservoir is formed by a dam at Lagdo.

The Bénoué National Park protects 1,800 square kilometres. It shelters many large mammal species, including hartebeest, hippos, kob, and waterbuck. The 2,200 square kilometres Bouba Njida National Park is on the Chad border. Cameroon created the park in 1968 to protect the black rhinoceros and Derby eland. Faro National Park is also in the region.

Government[change | change source]

Departments of North Cameroon

The province is divided into four departments: