Nyong River

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Nyong River

The Nyong is a river in Cameroon. The river flows approximately 640 km to empty into the Gulf of Guinea.

The Nyong (formerly German: Yong) originates 40 kilometers east of Abong Mbang, where the northern rain forest feeds it. The river's length is almost parallel to the lower reaches of the Sanaga River. Its mouth is in Petit Batanga, 40 miles south-southwest of Edéa. In two places, Mbalmayo and Déhané, the river has huge rapids. The first 200 miles of the river, between Abong Mbang and Mbalmayo, are navigable for small boats from April to November.

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The town of Mbalmayo, which has a railhead, lies on the north bank of this river.[citation needed] The towns of Akonolinga and Abong-Mbang also lie on it.

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