Discover Garoua in Cameroon
Garoua in the region of North Province with its 436,899 habitants is a town located in Cameroon - some 397 mi or ( 639 km ) North of Yaoundé , the country's capital .
Local time in Garoua is now 12:05 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Douala " with a UTC offset of 1 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Plomba Mangua, Pitoa, Ouro Bobo, Ouro Ardo Rey, and Niakira. When in this area, you might want to check out Plomba Mangua . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Garoua ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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 ..
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Interesting facts about this location
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.
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.
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 9.33 13.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
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 9.34 13.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
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