Menchum is a department of Northwest Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 4469 km² and as of 2005 had a total population of 161,998.[1]The capital of the department lies at Wum. The Menchum River drains this area, flowing westward into Nigeria to join the Benue River.

Menchum
Department location in Cameroon
Department location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 6°38′36″N 10°08′23″E / 6.6433°N 10.1397°E / 6.6433; 10.1397Coordinates: 6°38′36″N 10°08′23″E / 6.6433°N 10.1397°E / 6.6433; 10.1397
Country Cameroon
ProvinceNorthwest Province
CapitalWum
Area
 • Total1,725 sq mi (4,469 km2)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total161,998
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)

SubdivisionsEdit

The department is divided administratively into 5 communes and in turn into villages.

CommunesEdit

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