Far North Region, Cameroon

The Far North Region, also known as the Extreme North Region (from French: Région de l'Extrême-Nord), is the northernmost constituent province of the Republic of Cameroon. It borders the North Region to the south, Chad to the east, and Nigeria to the west. The capital is Maroua.

Far North Region
Location of Far North Region within Cameroon
Coordinates: 11°00′N 14°30′E
CountryCameroon
CapitalMaroua
DepartmentsDiamaré, Logone-et-Chari, Mayo-Danay, Mayo-Kani, Mayo-Sava, Mayo-Tsanaga
Government
  GovernorMidjiyawa Bakary
Area
  Total34,263 km2 (13,229 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
  Total3,993,007
  Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
HDI (2019)0.449[1]
low · 9th of 10
View of Maroua in the Far North Region
A street In Maroua Town

The province is one of Cameroon's most culturally diverse. Over 50 different ethnic groups populate the area, including the Shuwa Arabs, Fulani, and Kapsiki. Most inhabitants speak the Fulani language Fulfulde, Chadian Arabic, and French.


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