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Littoral Region (Cameroon)

Littoral Region
Country Cameroon
Departments Moungo, Nkam, Sanaga-Maritime, Wouri
Capital Douala
Area 20,248 km2 (7,818 sq mi)
Population 2,510,263 (2005)
Density 124 / km2 (321 / sq mi) (3rd)
Governor Joseph Beti Assomo (2012-)
Location of Littoral Region within Cameroon

The Littoral Region (French: Région du Littoral) is a region of Cameroon. Its capital is Douala. As of 2004, its population was 2,202,340.[1]

2008 Presidential Decree Abolishes Provinces

In 2008, the President of the Republic of Cameroon, President Paul Biya signed decrees abolishing "Provinces" and replacing them with "Regions". Hence, all of the country's ten provinces are now known as Regions.


Departments of Littoral

The province is divided into four departments (departements):

  1. Moungo, with its capital at Nkongsamba.
  2. Nkam, with its capital at Yabassi.
  3. Sanaga-Maritime, with its capital at Édéa.
  4. Wouri, forming the area around the major city of Douala.

These are in turn broken down into subdivisions. Presidentially appointed senior divisional officers (prefets) and subdivisional officers (sous-prefets) govern each respectively. Traditional leaders, usually referred to as chiefs in English, often preside over particular ethnic groups or villages; nevertheless, many of these wield very little power today.

Notes and references

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