Maroua

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Maroua
Maroua is located in Cameroon
Maroua
Maroua
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 10°35′50″N 14°18′57″E / 10.59722°N 14.31583°E / 10.59722; 14.31583
CountryFlag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
ProvinceFar North
DepartmentDiamaré
Elevation
384 m (1,260 ft)
Population
 (2005)(Census)
 • Total201,371
Area code(s)00237

Maroua is the capital of the Far North Region of Cameroon, stretching along the banks of the Ferngo and Kaliao Rivers, in the foothills of the Mandara Mountains. The city had 201,371 inhabitants at the 2005 Census.

History[edit]

The city was occupied by the Guiziga in the 17th century and the Mofu in the 18th century.[1]

The Maroua Declaration, a maritime boundary agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon, was signed in Maroua on 1 June 1975.

Economy[edit]

Embroidery, leather goods, jewelry, pottery are important economic activities in the city. [2]

Transports[edit]

The city also has the Maroua Salak Airport.

Education[edit]

The University of Maroua is based in the city.

Places of worship[edit]

Among the places of worship, they are predominantly Christian churches and temples : Roman Catholic Diocese of Maroua–Mokolo (Catholic Church), Evangelical Church of Cameroon (World Communion of Reformed Churches), Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (World Communion of Reformed Churches), Cameroon Baptist Convention (Baptist World Alliance), Full Gospel Mission Cameroon (Assemblies of God).[3] There are also Muslim mosques.

Climate[edit]

The climate is Sahelian, being hot and dry for most of the year. Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot semi-arid (BSh).

Climate data for Maroua
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
34.9
(94.8)
38.3
(100.9)
40.0
(104.0)
37.8
(100.0)
34.6
(94.3)
31.6
(88.9)
30.5
(86.9)
32.0
(89.6)
34.8
(94.6)
34.6
(94.3)
32.6
(90.7)
34.5
(94.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.5
(76.1)
27.3
(81.1)
30.8
(87.4)
32.6
(90.7)
31.3
(88.3)
28.9
(84.0)
26.8
(80.2)
26.0
(78.8)
26.7
(80.1)
28.3
(82.9)
27.2
(81.0)
25.0
(77.0)
27.9
(82.2)
Average low °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
19.7
(67.5)
23.4
(74.1)
25.6
(78.1)
24.9
(76.8)
23.1
(73.6)
21.9
(71.4)
21.5
(70.7)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
19.6
(67.3)
17.4
(63.3)
21.4
(70.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
16.8
(0.66)
18.5
(0.73)
62.7
(2.47)
102.7
(4.04)
197.4
(7.77)
235.2
(9.26)
131.4
(5.17)
25.5
(1.00)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
790.2
(31.11)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 0 3 7 10 16 18 13 4 0 0 71
Mean monthly sunshine hours 286.0 266.4 275.8 246.6 253.2 225.4 193.4 191.1 208.3 257.8 286.4 297.8 2,988.2
Source: NOAA[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Neh Mbuh, Mark W. Delancey, Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2010, p. 238
  2. ^ Britannica, Maroua, britannica.com, USA, accessed on July 7, 2019
  3. ^ J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, ‘‘Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices’’, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2010, p. 484-486
  4. ^ "Maroua Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 8, 2015.

Coordinates: 10°35′50″N 14°18′57″E / 10.5971°N 14.3157°E / 10.5971; 14.3157