Garoua
in North Region, Cameroon

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Location Summary
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:
Roto
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Cameroon in Middle Africa

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

Explore Garoua

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 Humidity 18%
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

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

feeding a hippo

Published: December 05, 2011
Length: 43:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: chrisalegg

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

Published: April 29, 2009
Length: 37:47 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: L'ouverture sur le Cameroun

Visitez le septentrion du Cameroun et découvrez ses merveilles.


Les motivations qui me poussent à participer au programme de jeunes leaders France- Afrique

Published: April 19, 2019
Length: 55:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: La boîte de Gaga

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

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.

Located at 9.3, 13.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Cameroon, North Region (Cameroon), Provincial capitals in Cameroon, Benue River

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.

Located at 9.32611, 13.3992 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Event venues established in 1978, Football venues in Cameroon, Multi-purpose stadiums in Cameroon

Garoua International Airport

Garoua Airport, also known as Garoua International Airport, is an airport serving Garoua, the capital of the North Province in Cameroon.

Located at 9.33583, 13.37 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports 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.

Located at 9.3, 13.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of World War I involving Germany, Battles of World War I involving the United Kingdom, History of Cameroon, 1914 in Africa, African theatre of World War I, Battles of the African Theatre (World War I), Military history of Cameroon, Kamerun, Battles of the Kamerun campaign

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.

Located at 9.3, 13.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles of World War I involving Germany, Battles of World War I involving the United Kingdom, Battles of World War I involving France, History of Cameroon, 1915 in Africa, African theatre of World War I, Battles of the African Theatre (World War I), Military history of Cameroon, Kamerun, Battles of the Kamerun campaign

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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