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Far North Region
Location of Far North Region within Cameroon
Location of Far North Region within Cameroon
Country Cameroon
Capital Maroua
Area
 • Total 34,263 km2 (13,229 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 3,993,007
 • Density 116.5399/km2 (301.837/sq mi)

The Far North Region is a region in Cameroon. The capital city is Maroua.

Over 50 different ethnic groups live in the area, including the Shuwa Arabs, Fulani, and Kapsiki.

The Chari River and Logone River form the border with Chad. Other rivers include Mayo Kébi and Mayo Louti. Lakes include Lake Chad, Lake Fianga, and Maga Lake. Mount Tourou is the highest point, at 1,442 metres. It is in the Mandara Mountains.

Waza National Park is a major tourist attraction. It is 1700 km2. It is home to antelope, chacals, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, heron, hippos, hyenas, leopards, lions, monkeys, warthogs, and others. Kalamaloué National Park and Mozogo Gokoro National Park are also in the region.

Government

Far North Cameroon divisions
Departments of Far North Cameroon

The province is divided into six departments:

  • Diamaré, with its capital at Maroua
  • Logone-et-Chari, with its capital at Kousséri
  • Mayo-Danay, with its capital at Yagoua
  • Mayo-Kani, with its capital at Kaélé
  • Mayo-Sava, with its capital at Mora
  • Mayo-Tsanaga, with its capital at Mokolo

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