Lebialem is a department of Southwest Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 617 km² and as of 2005 had a total population of 113,736.[1]The capital of the department lies at Menji.

Lebialem
Department location in Cameroon
Department location in Cameroon
Lebialem is located in Cameroon
Lebialem
Lebialem
Department location in Cameroon
Lebialem is located in Africa
Lebialem
Lebialem
Lebialem (Africa)
Coordinates: 5°42′47″N 10°03′54″E / 5.71306°N 10.06500°E / 5.71306; 10.06500Coordinates: 5°42′47″N 10°03′54″E / 5.71306°N 10.06500°E / 5.71306; 10.06500
Country Cameroon
 Ambazonia
ProvinceSouthwest Province
CapitalMenji
Area
 • Total238 sq mi (617 km2)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total113,736
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

Since the outbreak of the Anglophone Crisis in 2017, much of Lebialem has come under the control of the Red Dragon militia, led by Lekeaka Oliver.[2] In October 2019, after forcing traditional rulers to flee, Oliver declared himself "Paramount Ruler of Lebialem".[3]

SubdivisionsEdit

The department is divided administratively into 3 communes and in turn into villages.

CommunesEdit

  1. Alou
  2. Menji
  3. Wabane

ReferencesEdit