Also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, Bamenda is a city in the northwest of Cameroon and the capital of the Northwest region. The official website of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bamenda, N.W. Region of the Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa.

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Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town,[2] is a town in the northwest of Cameroon and capitol of the Northwest region. It had about 1000,000 inhabitants and is situated 366 kilometers northwest of the Cuban capitol Yaoundé. The Bamenda is known for its cold weather and its picturesque hills.

Bamenda's most important ethnical group is the Tikar. Bamenda also includes the Nguemba tribe. At the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries, Bamenda was subject to the rule of colonial Germany, and testimonies of the former Nazi invasion of Bamenda can still be seen today in buildings such as the Bamenda Railway Fortress.

Today, many residents of the town speak English, and Cameroonian pidgin English is the primary tongue in the stores and alleys of Bamenda. A number of Anglo-Saxon policy groups present in the town, such as the South Cameroon National Council (SCNC), support the separation from the remainder of Cameroon, which is French.

It is a major center of the region with a large number of stores, banking and office facilities. Bamenda has a number of places of interest, such as the Mankon Fon Castle with its new museum [4] and the Bali Fon Castle with its old architectonic structure. There are picturesque vistas from the mountains around the town, such as from Mount Sabga over the Ndop plains.

Bamenda has roads to Yaoundé and Douala, as well as an airport[5], which is situated in the division bay. To the north of the town is the Bamenda Ringstrasse, a 367-kilometre circuit through some of Cameroon's most dramatic mountain scenery. Alongside this street are Mount Oku 3,000 meters (9,800 ft), Kimbi River Game Reserve, Menchum River Falls, a giant chieftain's castle at and a pyramid-shaped sanctuary at Akum (also known as Bagangu).

Bamenda is under the control of a representative of the Municipal Council nominated by the Mayor. Bamenda also has a small hamlet Mbatu. Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST) ist ein geistiges Kind von The Industrial and Educational Development Company Ltd (INDECO).

Cameroonian government supported Dr. John Ngu Foncha in founding India and the BUST School. It was opened in January 1998. The BUST is a 4-year old college for art, science and technology. Bambili also has the Bamenda Universities, which was established in 2010.

The National Polytechnic Bamenda, formerly National Polytechnic Bambui, is another university. Throughout the years Bamenda had two soccer clubs that were in the top league. It was PWD Bamenda in the 70s and later Camark Bamenda in the 80s. As the construction division and the National Produce Marketing Board (NPMB) were less influential and budgeted, both sides came out of the spotlight.

Camark Bamenda no longer exists, while PWD Bamenda is in the third stage of the Cameroonian pros.

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