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Fomtem is a village in the Lebialem Division of the South West region of Cameroon. It is also a sub-division and is located to the west of Dschang and Bafoussam. It constitute one of the three subdivisions of the Lebialem division and the inhabitants speak the Ngwe language.

The people from Fontem and environs are called the Bnagwas, considered to be one of the Bamileke tribes.

Alternative Names:Fontem
Type:Populated place – a city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
Region:South-West Region, Cameroon
Latitude:5° 28′ 6″ N
Longitude:9° 52′ 54″ E
Lat/Long (dec):5.4685,9.8818
Köppen climate type:Am : Tropical monsoon climate
Population:42,689 (2016)
Timezone:UTC+1 (WAT)


Fontem hosts numerous primary and secondary educational institutions, including the Government Bilingual High School (GBHS), Fontem, and Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College.

Our Boarding school started in September 1966 with 42 enrolled students – including 4 girls. Little by little dormitories for the students, apartments for the professors, a canteen and workrooms were added. Today it prepares approx. 400 students who are coming from the whole of Cameroon.


When it comes to health, the prominent hospital in Fotem is the Mary Health of Africa mission hospital. Mary Health of Africa hospital is a 120-bed hospital that also has an extensive outpatient service and runs a dispensary in nearby Fonjumetaw.

Mary Health of Africa Hospital offers inpatient services encompassing Maternity, Surgical, Medical, and Pediatric Wards. In addition to these, the hospital facilitates patient care through various ancillary services, including a clinical laboratory, pharmacy, radiology (offering x-ray, echocardiogram, and ultrasound), physical therapy, acupuncture, and a dental clinic.

Agriculture in Fontem

Agriculture is the main source of income for most inhabitants here. Common food crops people cultivate in Fontem include, cocoyams, groundnuts, cassava, mais. As for cash crops, we have Bananas, plantains, cocoa, coffee.


The only means of transportation in the part of the country is by road. The big issue is the constant bad nature of the road, especially during the raining seasons where the roads become muddy and slippery.


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