in North-West Region, Cameroon

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
5.960 and 10.146 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 5° 57' 34" and E 10° 8' 45"
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: 03:11 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Douala
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:13 am and 6:38 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-2.777 and -171.717 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Kanton Village
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Current travel safety evaluation for Cameroon in Middle Africa

Safety Score: 3,2 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: 2024-07-23 08:23:02

Discover Bamenda

Bamenda in North-West Region with it's 393,835 citizens is a place in Cameroon about 173 mi (or 278 km) north-west of Yaounde, the country's capital city.

Current time in Bamenda is now 03:11 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Douala with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports near Bamenda. The closest airport in Cameroon is Bamenda Airport in a distance of 6 mi (or 9 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bafoussam, Sankwala, Obudu, Lissam and Boje. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 76 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 63%
Air Pressure 1018 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 91% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 24th of July 2024

24°C (75 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 25th of July 2024

25°C (77 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Friday, 26th of July 2024

24°C (75 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

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

Arial view of Nkwen market Bamenda,Cameroon central west Africa

Published: July 03, 2010
Length: 35:17 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Nchamcham Babey

Nkwen is one half of Bamenda.Mankon,nkwen and mendankwe,make up the big Bamenda.Bamenda is politically known in the Cameroons and the world at large for it part in every sphere of Cameroon ...

From above Big mankon Bamenda

Published: July 03, 2010
Length: 39:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nchamcham Babey

Bamenda city seen from above the big mankon cathedral.we walked across from njimafor mbatu.we could see the Bamenda comercial avenue.

AFRICAN PANAXIA 2:The benefits and how to use: road trip Bamenda to Douala, Cameroon

Published: April 30, 2012
Length: 02:56 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Esther Lamnyam

Download my ebook for FREE here: AFRICAN PANAXIA,The benefits and how to use: made out of natural products ...

Enter Bamenda, Cameroon in Rain 22 Aug 2011

Published: January 22, 2014
Length: 50:28 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TheMarcellC

The rain was just pouring down as I drove down the mountain into Bamenda, Cameroon. This would be the kick-off for the difficult part onto muddy forest roads and this amount of rain didn't...

Bamenda Ayaba tennis club april 2011

Published: April 18, 2011
Length: 36:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: mashih8

Paul is a tennis coach at the Ayaba Tennis Club in Bamenda, Cameroon, Africa. The club is next to the Ayaba Hotel and has two courts.

Esther Lamnyam as Speaker : Managing Puberty to Middle School Students at GBHS Bamenda Cameroon 3.

Published: April 04, 2013
Length: 00:22 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Esther Lamnyam

Esther Lamnyam as Guest Speaker to the middle school students ages 11 to 14 of Government Bilingual High School, Bamenda Cameroon. Topic: Managing Puberty. From the books to now learning ...

Kamerun Vlog

Published: December 04, 2012
Length: 20:44 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Linda Stendahl

Har precis kommit ut från djungeln Bokwa i Kamerun, bott i tält 3 veckor i regnskogen under en gorilla expedition. Är tillbaka i staden Bamenda - Kamerun. 3 dagar kvar tills man landar i...

Give Thanks to God (1Corinthians 1:4-9)

Published: June 26, 2013
Length: 55:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Samuel Jato

Sermon on 1Corinthians 1:10-13, preached by Sam Jato, at Redeemer Baptist Church, Bamenda.

What do we gain from this life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

Published: June 27, 2013
Length: 49:13 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Samuel Jato

Sermon preached by Sam Jato at RBC Bamenda in 2010.

Cameroonian Dancing Queens

Published: March 30, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Smile for me

Wenn man den ganzen Tag nur Mais sortiert, Mais schält, Mais knotet, noch mehr Mais ablädt, Mais zum Trocken aufhängt und Maiskörner abpult, gibt es eigentlich nur zwei Dinge, die einem...

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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.


Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is a city in northwestern Cameroon and capital of the North West Region. The city had a population of about 800,000 people at the 2012 Census, and is located 366 km (227 mi) north-west of the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé. Bamenda is known for its cool climate and scenic hilly location.

Located at 5.93333, 10.1667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Populated places in Cameroon, Communes of Cameroon, Northwest Region (Cameroon), Provincial capitals in Cameroon

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Bamenda.

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Bamenda, BPC, バメンダ, 바멘다, Баменды, Баменда, بامیندا, 巴门达