Nanga Eboko

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Nanga Eboko
Skyline of Nanga Eboko
Nanga Eboko is located in Cameroon
Nanga Eboko
Nanga Eboko
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 4°41′N 12°22′E / 4.683°N 12.367°E / 4.683; 12.367
Country Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Province Centre Province
Department Haute-Sanaga
 • Total 7,000 km2 (3,000 sq mi)
Elevation 631 m (2,070 ft)
 • Total 20,390
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi)

Nanga Eboko (Nanga-Eboko) is a small town and capital of the Haute-Sanaga (Upper Sanaga) department in the Centre Province of Cameroon. It lies on the Sanaga River and counts a population of 20,390.


The town has a railway station on the Camrail system, on the branch linking the national capital Yaoundé with Ngaoundéré. It has also a local unpaved airfield.

Popular culture[edit]

Eddie Murphy's character in Trading Places dons a thinly veiled disguise as an exchange student from Cameroon named "Nanga Eboko".

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External links[edit]

Media related to Nanga Eboko at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 04°41′0″N 12°22′0″E / 4.68333°N 12.36667°E / 4.68333; 12.36667