Nkongsamba

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Nkongsamba
City
Nkongsamba is located in Cameroon
Nkongsamba
Nkongsamba
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 04°57′N 09°56′E / 4.950°N 9.933°E / 4.950; 9.933Coordinates: 04°57′N 09°56′E / 4.950°N 9.933°E / 4.950; 9.933
Country Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Region Littoral
Department Moungo
Founded 1917
Elevation 826 m (2,710 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 104,050 (Census)

Nkongsamba is a city in western Cameroon. It is located in the Moungo department, which is in the Littoral region. The city had a population of 104,050 inhabitants at the 2005 Census. The city is a centre of farming of oil palms, bananas and coffee, and is situated between two mountains, the Massif du Manengouba (2,396m) and Mount Nlonako. The centre point is called the Ville, the places away from Ville are measured in Kilo, meaning kilometer in English. Mbo (Manenguba) is one of the languages used locally: in the district around, such languages as Kaa and Baneka are used, both reportedly somewhat like Mbo.[1]

Other Places[edit]

About 10 Kilo, or 10 km from Ville is Baré village, it is a place where market is set up on Thursdays, every Thursday farmers from different places gather to sell their goods.

You can even reach Baré through the highway without turning right for Ville.

Transport[edit]

Nkongsamba was the terminus of the 172 km western railway line from Douala. Completed by German colonists in 1911, the railway line played a critical economic role in facilitating the shipment of agricultural commodities, especially coffee, to the port of Douala. Nkongsamba slid into economic decline with the closure of the last 50 km segment of the line from Mbanga. The town's charming art deco railway station remains but has been converted to housing. The city also has an abandoned airstrip.

Notable natives[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan, Margaret Arminel, compiler, The Bantu Languages of Africa, Oxford University Press 1959. page 4.