About the Centre Region
The Centre Region is noteworthy for its humid climate, lush vegetation, folklore and the customs and practices of its inhabitants.
It has an undulating landscape, featuring the equatorial forest and large rivers. This region is suitable for excursions, picnics, ecotourism, agro-tourism and exploration.
Regional Capital: Yaoundé
Surface Area: 69 000 km2
Population: 3 525 664 inhabitants (2010 est.)
Divisions: Haute-Sanaga ( Nanga Eboko), Lekié ( Monatele), Mbam-et, lnoubou ( Bafia), Mbam-et-Kim ( Ntui), Méfou-et-Afamba ( Mfou), Méfou-et-Akono ( Ngoumou ), Mfoundi ( Yaoundé), Nyong-et-Kellé ( Eseka), Nyong-et-Mfoumou ( Akonolinga), Nyong-et-Soto ( Mbalmayo)
Yaoundé, the region’s county town, is also the capital of the country. Because of its location, Yaoundé hosts the headquarters of the Republic’s institutions and with its infrastructure which supports international-class hotels, is one of the preferred destinations for tourists, business people, diplomats, conference participants and academics. Built on several hills, Yaoundé enjoys a picturesque site and a climate relatively fresher than that of the coastal area: maximum temperatures hover between 30 and 33°C and minimum temperatures remain at around 15°C. The great tourist attraction of the region is the Ebogo site at around 60km from Yaoundé, near Mbalmayo.