Obala is a town in Cameroon's Centre Province, ca 45 km north of Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.

Obala
Obala is located in Cameroon
Obala
Obala
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 4°10′N 11°32′E / 4.167°N 11.533°E / 4.167; 11.533
CountryFlag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
ProvinceCentre Province
DivisionLekié
Elevation
539 m (1,768 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total37,888

OverviewEdit

The town is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese and hosts a military academy. Tourists in Obala may visit the somewhat derelict Luna Park whose main attraction is a swimming pool. Not far from Obala are the Nachtigal Falls, actually a series of rapids in the Sanaga River. It has one fairly nice hotel and a large open-air market. The towns football club is called 'Tarzan'. The language spoken is Eton, an Ewondo dialect.

Coordinates: 4°10′N 11°32′E / 4.167°N 11.533°E / 4.167; 11.533