Douala is one of Cameroon’s most productive industrial zones and central Africa. The city produces capital by engaging in palm oil manufacturing, food processing, and natural gas trade and business. Furthermore, it is also home to numerous successful breweries, textile factories, and metal industries.
- The Portuguese first landed in Douala in 1947.
- Douala is the largest city in Cameroon. It’s also the country’s largest economic capital and the capital of the Littoral region in Cameroon.
- The city sits on the estuary of the Wouri River, which influences the tropical climate experienced in the city.
- The Wouri/ Bonaberi bridge connects Douala to the Bonaberi port, a significant source of wealth for the city. The bridge is 5,900 feet long.
- Douala was the capital of Cameroon from 1940 and 1946.
- French and English are the two widely accepted national languages in Douala.
- Douala is divided into seven districts for administrative purposes. There are approximately 120 neighborhoods.
- Among the major tourist attractions is the Douala Maritime Museum, which showcases the rich maritime history. The museum is located in Bonajo.
- Douala is also home to Doual’art, an art gallery showcasing Douala’s diverse artistic creations.
- Did you know that Douala has its own statue of liberty?