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Douala is the largest city in Cameroon, and capital of the Littoral Province. It is the commercial capital of the country and home to its largest port. The Bonaberi Bridge over the Wouri River divides the city into two parts. The population of Douala is about 1.6 million as of 1991. The current population is likely to top 2 million. Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 A port is a facility at the edge of an ocean, river, or lake for receiving ships and transferring cargo and persons to them. ...


Douala is a transportation center handling most of the country's exports (oil, cocoa and coffee) as well as transit trade from Chad. It developed as a center of the slave trade after the Portuguese arrived in 1472. It later became part of a German protectorate in 1884 and of the French Cameroons in 1919. Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Cocoa may refer to either the dried and partially fermented fatty seeds of the cacao tree, which are used to make chocolate; or, more usually in the United States, to cocoa powder, the dry powder made by grinding the seeds and removing the cocoa butter. ... Coffee beans and a cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. ... Events February 20 - The Orkneys and Shetlands are annexed to the crown of Scotland Discovery of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia by João Vaz Corte-Real. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The city is also home to Lagos Market, the largest in the nation. The most important districts of Douala are Bonanjo (the commercial and administrative centre) and Akwa (known for its nightlife). Douala Airport is the busiest in Cameroon, while railway lines run to Yaoundé, Kumba and Nkongsamba. Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Railroad or railway tracks are used on railways, which, together with railroad switches (points), guide trains without the need for steering. ... View of Yaoundé Yaoundé, estimated population 1,430,000 (2004), is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the West African country after Douala. ... Kumba is a city in western Cameroon, lying south of Buea, on Ambas Bay and the Limbe River. ...


Duala (from Douala) is the language spoken around the city. Douala is also famous as the home of makossa music, and many Cameroonian musicians are from Douala. Duala (also known by the French spelling Douala) is the language spoken around the Duala. ...


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Duala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
the Duala language family, part of the Bantu languages;
the Duala language, a specific language in that family;
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
(HIS,P) Atlas German Colonies, with Yearbook, edited by the German Colonial Society, 1918, The War in Kamerun (800 words)
Duala was protected against the seaside by blocking the Kamerun River, which was achieved by sinking several steamers there.
Duala was blocked by enemy warships since the first days of September, but except minor attempts nothing was undertaken to force passage.
On September 27th the undefended Duala surrendered, and an Anglo-French troop contingent was landed.
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