Littoral Region (Cameroon)
The Littoral Region (French: Région du Littoral) is a region of Cameroon. Its capital is Douala. As of 2004[update], its population was 3,174,437. Its name is due to the region being largely littoral, and associated with the sea coast.
Location of Littoral Region within Cameroon
|Departments||Moungo, Nkam, Sanaga-Maritime, Wouri|
|• Governor||Samuel Ivaha Diboua (2015– )|
|• Total||20,248 km2 (7,818 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
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The Douala Edéa Wildlife Reserve is in the region.
Animals in the Douala Edea Wildlife Reserve
2008 presidential decree abolishes provincesEdit
The President of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Biya, signed decrees in 2008 abolishing "Provinces" and replacing them with "Regions". Hence, all of the country's ten former provinces are now known as Regions.
The region is divided into four departments (départements):
- Moungo, with its capital at Nkongsamba.
- Nkam, with its capital at Yabassi.
- Sanaga-Maritime, with its capital at Édéa.
- Wouri, forming the area around the major city of Douala.
These are in turn broken down into subdivisions. Presidentially appointed senior divisional officers (préfets) and subdivisional officers (sous-préfets) govern each. Traditional leaders, usually referred to as chiefs in English, often preside over particular ethnic groups or villages; nevertheless, many of these wield very little power today.
Traditional musical instrumentsEdit
Traditional dance accessoriesEdit
Hair style and head covers
Monuments in the Region
Common Dishes in the Region
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- Cameroon at GeoHive Archived 2013-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Cameroon: Administrative Division population statistics
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