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Cameroon, lying at the junction of western and central Africa, is often referred to as the “hinge” of Africa” and, due to its geological and cultural diversity, as an “Africa in miniature”. In fact, Cameroon is one of the most culturally diverse countries on the continent, being home to as many as 300 distinct ethnic groups. The region may have been the first homeland of the Bantu peoples and distant descendants still live in Cameroon’s dense rainforests, where they proudly maintain their ancestral culture. Portuguese explorers reached the Wouri River estuary in the 15th century and named the area Rio dos Camarões, which means “River of Prawns”, because of the abundance of ghost shrimps. At this time, outbreaks of malaria prevented large-scale European colonization of Cameroon. However, Cameroon later fell under the control of three European powers for 77 years before becoming fully independent in 1960. Since independence, Cameroon has enjoyed relative stability allowing for the development of roads and railways, as well as profitable agricultural and petroleum industries.

Cameroon

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Cities in Cameroon
Bamenda

Bamenda is a city in northwestern Cameroon and the capital of the Northwest Region, the population count about 2 million inhabitants.  ...

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Bamenda
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Buea

Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon and has a population of 300,000 inhabitants. ...

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Buea
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Douala

During German rule, the town became the capital of German Kamerun under the name of Kamerunstadt ("Cameroon City"). It was then renamed Douala after the name of the indigenous people Dua ala Ijaws (Njos) when it became part of French Cameroon. ...

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Douala
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Foumban

Foumban has a population of 83,522. It is a hometown for the Bamoun people. ...

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Foumban
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Yaounde’

The outpost of Jeundo (after Yaunde or Ewondo people) was founded between the Nyong and Sanaga rivers by German explorers Richard Kund and Hans Tappenbeck around 1887 and 1889. ...

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Yaounde’
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