Bamenda


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Bamenda

 

city in western Cameroon (West Cameroon), on the Bamenda plateau. Administrative center of the Northwestern Province. Population, about 40,000. Trade center of the agricultural region (livestock-raising; millet, tea, and other crops). Tea factory, processing of hides (zebu and others).

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