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Coordinates: 3°48′N 10°08′E / 3.800°N 10.133°E / 3.800; 10.133
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Edea Cathedral
Edea Cathedral
Edéa is located in Cameroon
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 3°48′N 10°8′E / 3.800°N 10.133°E / 3.800; 10.133
Country Cameroon
ProvinceLittoral Province
 • Total180 km2 (70 sq mi)
35 m (115 ft)
 • Total73,128
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)

Edéa is a city located along the Sanaga River in Cameroon's Littoral Region. It lies on the Douala–Yaoundé–Ngaoundéré railway line. Its population was estimated at 122,300 in 2001. There are bauxite facilities, aluminium processing facility,[2] steel processing facility, timber facilities, paper facilities. These are primarily powered by the Edea Hydroelectric Power Station. Bananas, oil palm, and cacao are farmed nearby.

Notable residents[edit]

Basketball player Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje was born here in 1978[3] and peace activist Maximilienne Ngo Mbe went to school here.[4]


The city is served by the Cameroon Railway, which crosses the Sanaga River at this point.

In September, 2007, a metre gauge branch railway to the ocean port of Kribi was proposed, on account of it having deeper water than the river port of Douala.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-01-11.
  2. ^ Refinery
  3. ^ "Ruben Boumtje Boumtje supports Basketball for Development e.V. | Basketball for Development". www.basketballfordevelopment.org. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  4. ^ "Maximilienne Ngo Mbe, Biography". www.camerounweb.com. Retrieved 2021-03-09.
  5. ^ allAfrica.com: Cameroon: Fresh Hopes for National Economy (Page 1 of 1)

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