Edéa

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Edéa
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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
CountryFlag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
ProvinceLittoral Province
Founded1891
Area
 • Total180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total73,128
 • Density410/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. These are primarily powered by the Edea Hydroelectric Power Station. 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ allAfrica.com: Cameroon: Fresh Hopes for National Economy (Page 1 of 1)

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