Mora, Cameroon

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Mora
Mora is located in Cameroon
Mora
Mora
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 11°03′N 14°09′E / 11.050°N 14.150°E / 11.050; 14.150
Country Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Province Far North Province
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 53,667
Time zone WAT
Exterior of German Fort near Mora, 1916.

Mora is a town in northern Cameroon. Mora has a population of 55,216 making it the 5th biggest city in Far North. [1][2][3]

The German fort of Mora was the last German fort in Cameroon to surrender during World War I. After a long time under siege by allied forces, Captain von Raben and his men surrendered to the allied forces on February 20, 1916, over a year after the rest of the German army withdrew out of Cameroon. Many German troops escaped to the neutral Spanish colony of Río Muni.

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Coordinates: 11°03′N 14°09′E / 11.050°N 14.150°E / 11.050; 14.150