Edéa

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Edéa
The German Bridge
The German Bridge
Edéa is located in Cameroon
Edéa
Edéa
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 3°48′N 10°8′E / 3.800°N 10.133°E / 3.800; 10.133
Country Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Province Littoral Province
Founded 1891
Area
 • Total 180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 73,128
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Edéa is a city located along the Sanaga River in Cameroon's Littoral Province. It lies on the Douala–Yaoundé railway line. Its population was estimated at 122,300 in 2001. There are bauxite facilities, aluminium processing facility, steel processing facility, timber facilities, paper facilities and some water power stations in the city. Bananas, oil palm, and cacao are farmed nearby.

Transport[edit]

The city is served by the Cameroon Railway, which crosses the Sanaga River at this point.

In September, 2007, a branch railway to the port of Kribi was proposed, on account of its deeper water than Douala.[2]

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Coordinates: 3°48′N 10°08′E / 3.800°N 10.133°E / 3.800; 10.133