Communes of Cameroon

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The Arrondissements of Cameroon are the third-level units of administration in Cameroon. The arrondissements are organised by divisions and sub divisions of each province (now Regions).


Douala City Rue du marche Mboppi a Douala1.jpg
Douala City
A street in Maroua A street in Maroua.jpg
A street in Maroua
Bonanjo, Douala Rond Point Bonanjo Douala.jpg
Bonanjo, Douala
Bamenda town Commercial Avenue, Bamenda, Cameroon.jpg
Bamenda town
Garoua Transport dans la ville de Garoua2.jpg
Yaounde Yaounde, Cameroon.jpg
Railway in Douala Transport ferroviaire 14.jpg
Railway in Douala
Nkongsamba Nkongsamba 01.jpg
A German Bridge over the Edea River Photo Pont l'Allemand d'Edea Ndeg7.JPG
A German Bridge over the Edea River

As of 2005 (and since 1996) there are 2 urban communities (Douala and Yaoundé) divided into 11 urban districts (5 in Douala and 6 in Yaounde), 9 towns with special status (Nkongsamba, Bafoussam, Bamenda, Limbe, Edéa, Ebolowa, Garoua, Maroua and Kumba), 11 urban communes and 305 rural communes.

The councils are headed by mayors and municipal councillors who are elected. The councils have a responsibility in principle for the management of local affairs under the supervision of the State.

Under Cameroonian law, the councils provide and regulate administrative, economic and social development, define and enforce work practices to increase efficiency and improve the quality of services, promote training and retraining of municipal staff.

The ballot for the election of municipal elections is a mixed system with both a majority system and a proportional representation system. The party which obtains the absolute majority of votes wins all the seats.

If no party receives an absolute majority, the party that obtains the plurality gets half the seats, with the other half allocated in proportion to the votes of each party.

The law requires the parties to take account of the various sociological components of the district, including the representation of ethnic minorities.

Urban municipalities and special urban communities are headed by representatives appointed by decree of President of the Republic of Cameroon, who serve as mayor and the metropolitan chairman.

In urban communities there are urban district headed by elected municipal councils, but whose functions are much reduced than in other iii

List of communes



Abong-Mbang Haut-NyongEst
Afanloum Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Ako Donga MantungNord-Ouest
Akoeman Nyong-et-So'oCentre
Akom II OcéanSud
Akono Méfou-et-AkonoCentre
Akonolinga Nyong-et-MfoumouCentre
Akwaya ManyuSud-Ouest
Alou LebialemSud-Ouest
Ambam Vallée du NtemSud
Andek MomoNord-Ouest
Angossas Haut-NyongEst
Atok Haut-NyongEst
Awaé Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Ayos Nyong-et-MfoumouCentre
Bandjoun Palace Bandjoun palace.jpg
Bandjoun Palace
Bandjoun Landscape Paysage Bandjoun.jpg
Bandjoun Landscape
Makak Road Route de Makak 01.jpg
Makak Road
Buea City with a view of Mt Fako Silicon Mountain as seen in Buea, Cameroon on 26-06-2019.jpg
Buea City with a view of Mt Fako
Bafut Palace


Babadjou BamboutosOuest
Babessi Ngo-KetunjiaNord-Ouest
Babouantou Haut-NkamOuest
Bafang Haut-NkamOuest
Bafia Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Bafou Haut-NkamOuest
Bafoussam MifiOuest
Bafut MezamNord-Ouest
Baham Hauts-PlateauxOuest
Bali MezamNord-Ouest
Balikumbat Ngo-KetunjiaNord-Ouest
Bamenda MezamNord-Ouest
Bamendjou Hauts-PlateauxOuest
Bamuso NdianSud-Ouest
Bana Haut-NkamOuest
Bandja Haut-NkamOuest
Bandjoun Koung-KhiOuest
Bangangté NdéOuest
Bangem Koupé et ManengoubaSud-Ouest
Banka Haut-NkamOuest
Bangou Hauts-PlateauxOuest
Bangourain NounOuest
Bankim Mayo-BanyoAdamaoua
Banyo Mayo-BanyoAdamaoua
Baré MungoLittoral
Bashéo BénouéNord
Bassamba NdéOuest
Batcham BamboutosOuest
Batchenga LékiéCentre
Batibo MomoNord-Ouest
Batié Hauts-PlateauxOuest
Batoufam Koung-KhiOuest
Batouri KadeyEst
Bayangam Koung-KhiOuest
Bazou NdéOuest
Beka FaroNord
Bélabo Lom-et-DjéremEst
Belel VinaAdamaoua
Belo BoyoNord-Ouest
Benakuma MenchumNord-Ouest
Bengbis Dja et LoboSud
Bertoua Lom-et-DjéremEst
Bétaré-Oya Lom-et-DjéremEst
Bibemi BénouéNord
Bibey Haute- SanagaCentre
Bikok Méfou-et-AkonoCentre
Bipindi OcéanSud
Biwong-Bane MvilaSud
Biwong-Bulu MvilaSud
Biyouha Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Blangoua Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Bokito Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Bonaléa MungoLittoral
Bondjock Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Bot-Makak Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Bourrha Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Buéa FakoSud-Ouest


Campo OcéanSud
Cycling tour in the city of Douala Tournoi de cyclisme24.jpg
Cycling tour in the city of Douala
New bridge over the Wouri River in Douala Les routes de Douala 06.jpg
New bridge over the Wouri River in Douala
Douala International Airport flight line Asky plane 7810.jpg
Douala International Airport flight line
View of some buildings of the Civilizations Museum in Dschang Dschang 06.jpg
View of some buildings of the Civilizations Museum in Dschang


Dargala DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Darak DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Datcheka Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Dembo BénouéNord
Demding Koung-KhiOuest
Deuk Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Diang Lom-et-DjéremEst
Dibamba Sanaga-MaritimeLittoral
Dibang Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Dibombari MungoLittoral
Dikome-Balue NdianSud-Ouest
Dimako Haut-NyongEst
Dir MbéréAdamaoua
Dizangué Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
Djohong MbéréAdamaoua
Djoum Dja et LoboSud
Douala WouriLittoral
Doumaintang Haut-NyongEst
Doumé Haut-NyongEst
Dschang MenouaOuest
Dzeng Nyong-et-So'oCentre
Dziguilao Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Sand quarry at Dibamba Carriere de sable de la Dimbamba.jpg
Sand quarry at Dibamba
Eseka Forest Dans la foret d'Eseka1.jpg
Eseka Forest
View of Eseka settlement area Eseka Land 4.jpg
View of Eseka settlement area
A Cathedral in Edea CATHEDRAL D'EDA Ndeg.JPG
A Cathedral in Edea


Ebebda LékiéCentre
Ebolowa MvilaSud
Ebone MungoLittoral
Édéa Sanaga maritimeLittoral
Edzendouan Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Efoulan MvilaSud
Ekondo-Titi NdianSud-Ouest
Elak-Oku BuiNord-Ouest
Elig-Mfomo LékiéCentre
Endom Nyong-et-MfoumouCentre
Éséka Nyong et KelléCentre
Esse Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Evodoula LékiéCentre
Eyumodjock ManyuSud-Ouest
Foumban WL-Cameroun-Foumban-Les invites d'un mariage.jpg
Archaeological site in Bidzar-Figuil Site archeologique de Bidzar6.jpg
Archaeological site in Bidzar-Figuil


Figuil Mayo-LoutiNord
Fokoué MenouaOuest
Fonfuka BoyoNord-Ouest
Fongo-Tongo MenouaOuest
Fotokol Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Foumban NounOuest
Foumbot NounOuest
Fundong BoyoNord-Ouest
Furu-Awa MenchumNord-Ouest
Lake Guere Lac Guere dans le Mayo Danay1.jpg
Lake Guere
Horse Riders in Gashiga community Chevaliers a Gashiga.jpg
Horse Riders in Gashiga community
Kola Gorge is a touristic site in Mayo-Louti. It is located 5 km from Guider town Les Gorges de Kola2.jpg
Kola Gorge is a touristic site in Mayo-Louti. It is located 5 km from Guider town


Galim BamboutosOuest
Galim-Tignère Faro-et-DéoAdamaoua
Gari-Gombo Boumba-et-NgokoEst
Garoua BénouéNord
Garoua-Boulaï Lom-et-DjéremEst
Gashiga BénouéNord
Gawaza DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Gobo Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Goulfey Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Gueme Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Guere Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Guider Mayo-LoutiNord
Guider Mayo-ReyNord
Guidiguis Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord


Hile-Alifa Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Hina Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Idenau, South West Region Beauty of the crick of idenau.jpg
Idenau, South West Region


Idabato NdianSud-Ouest
Idenau FakoSud-Ouest
Isanguele NdianSud-Ouest


Jakiri BuiNord-Ouest
Physical environment in Koutaba Montagne de cratere a Koutaba.jpg
Physical environment in Koutaba
Housing structures in Koza Cases d'habitation de Koza.jpg
Housing structures in Koza
Beautiful sunset in Kalfou Couche du soleil a kalfou.jpg
Beautiful sunset in Kalfou
Lake Barombi, Kumba Lake Barombi, Crater Lake.jpg
Lake Barombi, Kumba
Kribi Beach. A beautiful touristic site in Cameroon Plage Kribi12.jpg
Kribi Beach. A beautiful touristic site in Cameroon


Kaélé Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Kai-Kai Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Kalfou Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Kay-Hay Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Kékem Haut-NkamOuest
Kentzou KadeyEst
Kette KadeyEst
Kiiki Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Kobdombo Nyong-et-MfoumouCentre
Kolofata Mayo-savaExtrême-Nord
Kombo-Abedimo NdianSud-Ouest
Kombo-Idinti NdianSud-Ouest
Kon-Yambetta Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Kongso-Bamougoum MifiOuest
Kontcha Faro-et-DéoAdamaoua
Konye MemeSud-Ouest
Kouoptamo NounOuest
Kousséri Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Koutaba NounOuest
Koza Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Kribi OcéanSud
Kumba MemeSud-Ouest
Kumbo BuiNord-Ouest
Limbe Atlantic Ocean Mer au loin Limbe.jpg
Limbe Atlantic Ocean


Lafé-Baleng MifiOuest
Lagdo BénouéNord
Lembe-Yezoum Haute- SanagaCentre
Limbé FakoSud-Ouest
Lobo LékiéCentre
Logone-Birni Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Lokoundje OcéanSud
Lolodorf OcéanSud
Lomié Haut-NyongEst
Loum MungoLittoral
Motorbike park in Mbouda Moto taxi avec ses passagers.jpg
Motorbike park in Mbouda
The peak of Mindif Le pic de Mindif a Maroua.jpg
The peak of Mindif
Fishing in Lake Maga Lac de Maga dans l'extreme nord2.jpg
Fishing in Lake Maga
Ekom Nkam Waterfalls in Melong Chutes Ekom Nkam Melong 08.jpg
Ekom Nkam Waterfalls in Melong
Hiking in Mora Hicking in Mora.jpg
Hiking in Mora


Ma'an Vallée du NtemSud
Mabanga VinaAdamaoua
Maga Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Magba NounOuest
Maikari Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Makak Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Makénéné Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Malentouen NounOuest
Mamfé ManyuSud-Ouest
Mandingring Mayo-ReyNord
Mandjou Lom-et-DjéremEst
Manjo MungoLittoral
Manoka WouriLittoral
Maroua DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Massangam NounOuest
Massock Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
Matomb Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Mayo-Baléo Faro-et-DéoAdamaoua
Mayo-Darlé Mayo-BanyoAdamaoua
Mayo-Hourna BénouéNord
Mayo-Oulo Mayo-LoutiNord
Mbalmayo Nyong et So'oCentre
Mbandjock Haute- SanagaCentre
Mbang KadeyEst
Mbanga MungoLittoral
Mbangassina Mbam-et-KimCentre
Mbankomo Méfou-et-AkonoCentre
Mbe VinaAdamaoua
Mbengwi MomoNord-Ouest
Mbiame BuiNord-Ouest
Mboma Haut-NyongEst
Mbonge MemeSud-Ouest
Mbouda BamboutosOuest
Meiganga MbéréAdamaoua
Melong MungoLittoral
Mengang Nyong-et-MfoumouCentre
Mengong MvilaSud
Mengueme Nyong-et-So'oCentre
Menji LebialemSud-Ouest
Meri DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Messamena Haut-NyongEst
Messok Haut-NyongEst
Messondo Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Meyomessala Dja-et-LoboSud
Meyomessi Dja-et-LoboSud
Mfou Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Mindif Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Mindourou Haut-NyongEst
Minta Haute- SanagaCentre
Mintom Dja et LoboSud
Misaje Donga MantungNord-Ouest
Modzogo Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Mogode Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Mokolo Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord
Moloundou Boumba-et-NgokoEst
Mombo MungoLittoral
Monatélé LékiéCentre
Mora Mayo-savaExtrême-Nord
Mouanko Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
Moulvoudaye Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Moutourwa Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Mudemba NdianSud-Ouest
Muyuka FakoSud-Ouest
Mvangane MvilaSud
Mvengue OcéanSud
Artificial Lake in Njombe Lac Artificiel Cofruca de Njombe.jpg
Artificial Lake in Njombe
Lake Ngaoundaba located about forty km from the city of N'Gaoundere Le lac de N'Gaoundaba pres de Ngaoundere2.jpg
Lake Ngaoundaba located about forty km from the city of N'Gaoundéré


Nanga-Eboko Haute- SanagaCentre
Ndelele KadeyEst
Ndikiniméki Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Ndobian NkamLittoral
Ndom Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
Ndop Ngo-KetunjiaNord-Ouest
Ndoukoula DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Ndu Donga MantungNord-Ouest
Nganha VinaAdamaoua
Ngambé Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
Ngambè-Tikar Mbam-et-KimCentre
Ngaoui MbéréAdamaoua
Ngaoundal DjeremAdamaoua
Ngaoundéré VinaAdamaoua
Ngog-Mapubi Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Ngomedzap Nyong-et-So'oCentre
Ngong BénouéNord
Ngoro Mbam-et-KimCentre
Ngoulemakong MvilaSud
Ngoumou Méfou-et-AkonoCentre
Ngoura Lom-et-DjéremEst
Ngoyla Haut-NyongEst
Nguelebok KadeyEst
Nguelemendouka Haut-NyongEst
Ngui-Bassal Nyong-et-KélléCentre
Ngwei Sanaga-MaritimeLittoral
Niete OcéanSud
Nitoukou Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Njikwa MomoNord-Ouest
Njimom NounOuest
Njinikom BoyoNord-Ouest
Njombé MoungoLittoral
Nkambé Donga MantungNord-Ouest
Nkolafamba Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Nkolmetet Nyong-et-So'oCentre
Nkondjock NkamLittoral
Nkongsamba MungoLittoral
Nkongsamba MoungoLittoral
Nkong-Zem MenouaOuest
Nkor BuiNord-Ouest
Nkoteng Haute- SanagaCentre
Nkum BuiNord-Ouest
Nsem Haute- SanagaCentre
Ntui Mbam-et-KimCentre
Nwa Donga MantungNord-Ouest
Nyambaka VinaAdamaoua
Nyanon Sanaga-maritimeLittoral
View of a beautiful forest Lodge in Oveng Lodge amenage dans la foret Oveng.jpg
View of a beautiful forest Lodge in Oveng


Obala LékiéCentre
Okola LékiéCentre
Olamze Vallée du NtemSud
Olanguina Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Ombessa Mbam-et-InoubouCentre
Ouli KadeyEst
Oveng Dja et LoboSud


Penja MungoLittoral
Penka-Michel MenouaOuest
Petté DiamaréExtrême-Nord
Pitoa BénouéNord
Poli FaroNord
Pouma Sanaga-maritimeLittoral


Roua Mayo-TsanagaExtrême-Nord


Sa'a LékiéCentre
Salapoumbé Boumba-et-NgokoEst
Sangmélima Dja et LoboSud
Santa MezamNord-Ouest
Santchou MenouaOuest
Soa Méfou-et-AfambaCentre
Somalomo Haut-NyongEst


Tchati-Bali Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Tcholliré Mayo-ReyNord
Tibati DjeremAdamaoua
Tignère Faro-et-DéoAdamaoua
Tiko FakoSud-Ouest
Tinto ManyuSud-Ouest
Toko NdianSud-Ouest
Tokombéré Mayo-savaExtrême-Nord
Tombel Koupé et ManengoubaSud-Ouest
Tonga NdéOuest
Touboro Mayo-ReyNord
Touloum Mayo-kaniExtrême-Nord
Touroua BénouéNord
Tubah MezamNord-Ouest


Wabane LebialemSud-Ouest
Wasa Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Widikum-Boffe MomoNord-Ouest
Wina Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Wum MenchumNord-Ouest
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Village settlement structure, Yagoua
Cattle herd in Yokadouma Caravane de boeufs a Yokadouma1.jpg
Cattle herd in Yokadouma


Yabassi NkamLittoral
Yagoua Mayo-DanayExtrême-Nord
Yaoundé MfoundiCentre
Yingui NkamLittoral
Yokadouma Boumba-et-NgokoEst
Yoko Mbam-et-KimCentre


Zhoa MenchumNord-Ouest
Zina Logone-et-ChariExtrême-Nord
Zoétélé Dja-et-LoboSud


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