The 10 Regions of Cameroon

The 10 Regions of Cameroon

Cameroon is a country in West Africa with French and English as its Official languages. This country is, therefore, one of the two Bilingual countries besides Canada in the world.

Cameroon is divided into 10 regions, each of which is further subdivided into divisions and subdivisions. Here we have listed all the 10 regions of Cameroon.

In 2008, President Paul Biya of the Republic of Cameroon signed decrees eliminating the designation of “provinces” and instituting the use of “regions” instead. Consequently, the ten provinces of the country are now referred to as regions.

The majority of these provinces were originally established in the 1960s, with the Centre-South Province being divided into Centre and South in 1983. Concurrently, the North Province saw the creation of Adamawa and Far North Provinces. For a comprehensive overview of the administrative history, refer to Zeitlyn (2018).

Region French name Capital Population (2005 census) Population (2022 est.) Area (km2) Population density (/km2)
1. Adamawa Adamaoua Ngaoundéré 903,000 1,124,000 63,701 8
2. Centre Centre Yaoundé 3,105,000 3,905,000 68,953 24
3. East Est Bertoua 783,000 830,000 109,002 5
4. Far North Extrême-Nord Maroua 3,119,000 3,796,000 34,263 54
5. Littoral Littoral Douala 2,502,000 3,178,000 20,248 67
6. North Nord Garoua 1,703,000 2,297,000 66,090 13
7. Northwest Nord-Ouest Bamenda 1,735,000 1,906,000 17,300 69
8. South Sud Ebolowa 641,000 773,000 47,191 8
9. Southwest Sud-Ouest Buea 1,325,000 1,503,000 25,410 34
10. West Ouest Bafoussam 1,712,000 1,875,000 13,892 97

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Adblock Detected

Hello, Our system has detected that you are using Adblocker while acessing this website. Kindly disable it to support us.