West Region (Cameroon)

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West Region
Location of West Region within Cameroon
Location of West Region within Cameroon
Coordinates: 5°30′N 10°30′E / 5.500°N 10.500°E / 5.500; 10.500Coordinates: 5°30′N 10°30′E / 5.500°N 10.500°E / 5.500; 10.500
CountryCameroon
CapitalBafoussam
Area
 • Total13,892 km2 (5,364 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total1,921,590
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)

The West Region is a region in Cameroon. The capital city is Bafoussam.

The Bamboutos Mountains are the West's primary land feature. Rivers include the Noun River, Mbam River, and Nkam. Lakes include Bamendjing Reservoir, Lake Baleng, and the twin lakes of Foumbot. Falls are common, such as the Balatchi, Metché, and Tsugning Falls.

Government[change | change source]

There are 8 departments: