in North Region, Cameroon
- Sukur Cultural Landscape (Unesco heritage, 100 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 9.301 and 13.398 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 9° 18' 5" and E 13° 23' 51"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Franc - XAF
- Spoken languages:
- English, French
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 10:24 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Douala
- UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:03 am and 5:42 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -10.883 and -165.833 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 3,4 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Cameroon.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Cameroon. Last Update: 2020-11-24 08:35:26
Garoua in North Region with it's 436,899 inhabitants is located in Cameroon about 397 mi (or 639 km) north of Yaounde, the country's capital.
Local time in Garoua is now 10:24 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Douala with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Garoua. The closest airport in Cameroon is Garoua International Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Sukur Cultural Landscape in Nigeria at a distance of 100 mi (or 161 km).
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Maiha, Fufore, Girei, Gella and Yola. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 34°C / 92 °F
|Morning Temperature||23°C / 73 °F|
|Evening Temperature||38°C / 101 °F|
|Night Temperature||27°C / 81 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1012 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from West|
|Cloud Conditions||Few clouds, covering 24% of sky|
|General Conditions||Few clouds|
Wednesday, 25th of November 2020
33°C (91 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Thursday, 26th of November 2020
33°C (91 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 27th of November 2020
32°C (89 °F)
25°C (78 °F)
Broken clouds, light breeze.
Videos from this area
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feeding a hippo
On the banks of the Benue river in Garuoua, Cameroon, an old male hippo regularly comes out of the water to be fed maize by young men requesting financial contributions from tourists.
Les Richesse touristiques et culturelles du Cameroun Septentrional
Visitez le septentrion du Cameroun et découvrez ses merveilles.
Les motivations qui me poussent à participer au programme de jeunes leaders France- Afrique
Answering to the following questions : 1. Can you introduce yourself in a few words 2. Why do you want to join the French-African Young Leaders Program? 3.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Garoua is a port city and the capital of the North Region of Cameroon, lying on the Benue River. It is the center of trade of the surrounding agricultural region and also houses several textile processing facilities. The city has 235,996 inhabitants according to the 2005 Census, making it the third most populous city in Cameroon after the seaport city of Douala and the capital, Yaoundé. Garoua is an oasis of green in the heart of the bush.
Roumdé Adjia Stadium
Stade Roumdé Adjia is a multi-purpose stadium in Garoua, Cameroon. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground of Cotonsport Garoua. The stadium holds 35,000 people and was built in 1978.
Garoua International Airport
Garoua Airport, also known as Garoua International Airport, is an airport serving Garoua, the capital of the North Province in Cameroon.
First Battle of Garua
The First Battle of Garua took place from 29 to 31 August 1914 during the Kamerun Campaign of the First World War between German and invading British forces in northern Kamerun at Garua. It was the first significant action to take place in the campaign and resulted in the German repulsion of the British force.
Second Battle of Garua
The Second Battle of Garua took place from 31 May to 10 June 1915 during the Kamerun campaign of the First World War in Garua, German Kamerun. The battle was between a combined French and British force and defending German garrison and resulted in an Allied victory.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Garoua.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Garua, Garoua, غاروا, GOU, ガルア, 가루아, Garva, Гаруа, گارؤا, 加鲁阿