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ID: 1088198
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Foumban (inhabited place)  Foumban (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 43 33 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 5.7266  decimal degrees
Long: 010 53 52 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.8987  decimal degrees

Note: King Njoya established schools, a system of pictographic writing & patronized the arts at turn of 19th cen.; site of the Foumban Museum of Bamum Art; most important center for artisans in western Cameroun; a collecting center for coffee & cocoa.

Names:
Foumban (preferred,C,V)
Foumbam (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cameroon (nation)  ........  Cameroon (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Ouest (region (administrative division))  ............  Ouest (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Foumban (inhabited place)  ................  Foumban (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled since 18th cen.
town (C)
transportation center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Mum Kingdom, 18th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Foumbam..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 902
Foumban..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 902
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 September 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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