Regions of Cameroon

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Regions of Cameroon
Régions du Cameroun (French)
Provinces of Cameroon numbered.svg
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Cameroon
Populations731,088 (South Region) – 3,919,828 (Centre Region)
Areas13,890 km2 (5,364 sq mi) (West Region) – 109,000 km2 (42,086 sq mi) (East Region)
GovernmentSemi-Autonomous Region government
Subdivisions Department

The Republic of Cameroon is divided into ten regions:

Region French name Capital Population (2005 census)Population (2013 est.)Area (km2)Population density (/km2)
1. Adamawa Adamaoua Ngaoundéré 884,2891,131,97863,7018
2. Central Centre Yaoundé 3,098,0443,919,82868,95324
3. East Est Bertoua 771,755824,204109,0025
4. Far North Extrême-Nord Maroua 3,111,7923,803,13834,26354
5. Littoral Littoral Douala 2,510,2633,174,43720,24867
6. North Nord Garoua 1,687,9592,311,17966,09013
7. Northwest Nord-Ouest Bamenda 1,728,9531,900,54717,30069
8. South Sud Ebolowa 634,555761,09947,1918
9. Southwest Sud-Ouest Buea 1,316,0791,481,43325,41034
10. West Ouest Bafoussam 1,720,0471,865,39413,89297

In 2008, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, President Paul Biya signed decrees abolishing "provinces" and replacing them with "regions". Hence, all of the country's ten provinces are now known as regions.

Most of these provinces were designated in the 1960s alongside Centre-South Province (split into Centre and South in 1983). At the same time, Adamawa and Far North Provinces were split from North Province. See summary of administrative history in Zeitlyn 2018. [1]

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  1. Zeitlyn, David (2018-08-03). "A summary of Cameroonian Administrative history". Vestiges: Traces of Record. 4 (1): 1–13.