in South-West Region, Cameroon

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
4.636 and 9.447 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 4° 38' 10" and E 9° 26' 48"
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: 01:26 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Douala
UTC/GMT offset: 1 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:08 am and 6:29 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-2.777 and -171.717 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Kanton Village
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Discover Kumba

Kumba in South-West Region with it's 144,413 citizens is a city in Cameroon about 152 mi (or 245 km) west of Yaounde, the country's capital city.

Local time in Kumba is now 01:26 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Douala with an UTC offset of one hour. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Kumba. The closest airport in Cameroon is Tiko Airport in a distance of 38 mi (or 62 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Buea, Douala, Ikot Nakanda, Malabo and Calabar. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Videos from this area

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what to take on your trip to Africa (Cameroon)

Published: March 26, 2014
Length: 58:53 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: epiebafaw krumeu

Traveling to Cameroon, Africa, especially Equatorial Africa, calls for planning on your safety. I tried to put a summary of things I put in my bag before I head to the airport - camping toilet...

How I found a child from a baby picture - Kumba, Cameroon.

Published: May 27, 2013
Length: 09:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: epiebafaw krumeu

She is a product of an inter tribal union - Bayang & Meta, in Cameroon. In 2005, a casual snap shot led to my quest to find the person in the picture. I found her after 8 years. Only the woman...

Bafaw & Proud of it

Published: November 09, 2014
Length: 47:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: epiebafaw krumeu

The Bafaw Tribe and language is on the verge of disappearing. Thanks to those of us who married out of the country and tribe and never taught our children th...

durch Afrika mit Velo part 2

Published: July 15, 2014
Length: 17:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: michaelangelog

Barombi Mbo (360 degree view)

Published: October 01, 2013
Length: 17:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Adrian Indermaur

Lake Barombi Mbo on a rare sunny day in late June 2013.

Crossing Lake Barombi - Dec 2012

Published: January 23, 2013
Length: 05:13 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Gerald Nupa

Me and Martin taking a trip across lake Barombi - Kumba - Cameroon to the Barombi Village in the company of the amazing Alphonse. Here he recites to us the story of how the village came about...

DAF truck in Cameroon

Published: December 20, 2009
Length: 48:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: AdventureRider

John and Gonnie passing through Cameroon in 2009 in the DAF YA-4440, the piste between Loum and Kumba in the south of Cameroon.

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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.


For the roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, see Kumba (roller coaster). For the fish genus, see Kumba (genus). For the South African iron ore company, see Kumba Resources.

Located at 4.63333, 9.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Populated places in Cameroon

Mbanga, Cameroon

For an African prince, see Prince Mbanga. Mbanga Mbanga, Cameroon is located in CameroonMbangaMbanga Coordinates: {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:4|30|33|N|9|34|5|E|type:city(29732)_region:CM | |name= }} Country 25px Cameroon Province Southwest Province Division Mungo Elevation 149 m Population (2012)  • Total 29,732 Mbanga is a town in western Cameroon.

Located at 4.50917, 9.56806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
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Populated places in Cameroon

Lake Barombi Mbo

Lake Barombi Mbo or Barombi-ma-Mbu is a lake near Kumba in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. It is located in the Cameroon volcanic chain, and is the largest volcanic lake in this region. It is one of the oldest radiocarbon-dated lakes in Africa. On old colonial maps the area was known as Elefanten Sea (Elephant Lake), but the elephants living in the area were extirpated due to ivory trading. Until now, 15 species of fishes have been recorded from the lake.

Located at 4.66667, 9.4 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
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Crater lakes, Lakes of Cameroon

Mungo River, Cameroon

The Mungo River is a large river in Cameroon that drains the mountains in the southern portion of the Cameroon line of active and extinct volcanoes.

Located at 4.55583, 9.52278 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
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Rivers of Cameroon, Southwest Region (Cameroon)

Bakossi Forest Reserve

The Bakossi Forest Reserve is a 5,517 square kilometres reserve within the Bakossi Mountains in Cameroon, home to many rare species of plants, animals and birds. The Forest Reserve in turn contains the Bakossi National Park, created by a decree in early 2008. The park covers 29,320 hectares, and was justified on the basis of preserving plant diversification.

Located at 4.74278, 9.58889 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
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Protected areas of Cameroon

Lake Dissoni

Lake Dissoni, also known as Lake Soden, is a small lake in the volcanic chain in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. This volcanic lake has diameter of about 1.25 km and is at the southeastern foot of the Rumpi Hills. There are only three fish species in the lake, but all these are endemic: A poeciliid, an undescribed catfish and an undescribed barb. The atyid shrimp Caridina sodenensis is also endemic to the lake.

Located at 4.73333, 9.28333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Crater lakes, Lakes of Cameroon

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Kumba, Кумбой