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Centre Region
Location of Centre Province within Cameroon
Location of Centre Province within Cameroon
Country Cameroon
Capital Yaoundé
Area
 • Total 68,953 km2 (26,623 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 Projection)
 • Total 4,159,500
 • Density 60.3237/km2 (156.2377/sq mi)

The Centre Region is a region in Cameroon. The capital city is Yaoundé, which is also the national capital.

The Sanaga River is the most important river in the region. Other rivers are the Djérem, Lom, and Nyong. The Mfou Reserve protects various bird, monkey, and snake species.

Government

The province is divided into ten departments:

  • Lekié, with its capital at Monatélé
  • Haute-Sanaga, with its capital Nanga Eboko
  • Mbam-et-Inoubou, with its capital at Bafia
  • Mbam-et-Kim, with its capital at Ntui
  • Méfou-et-Afamba, with its capital at Mfou
  • Méfou-et-Akono, with its capital at Ngoumou
  • Mfoundi is entirely the Yaoundé capital and greater area
  • Nyong-et-Kéllé, with its capital at Eséka
  • Nyong-et-Mfoumou, with its capital at Akonolinga
  • Nyong-et-So'o, with its capital at Mbalmayo as its capital

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