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ID: 7000472
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 04 02 45 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 4.0469  decimal degrees
Long: 009 42 28 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.7084  decimal degrees

Note: Establishment of German firms in 1860s led to German Kamerun protectorate in 1884; most populous city in republic; site of a branch of the University of Yaoundé, various commercial, agricultural, industrial schools, research centers & an art museum.

Names:
Douala (preferred,C,V)
Duala (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 Littoral (region (administrative division))  ............  Littoral (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Douala (inhabited place)  ................  Douala (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by 17th cen.
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
trade center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Cameroon 1940-46

Sources and Contributors:
Douala..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 192
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 56
Duala..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 341
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) IV, 192
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 September 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 56
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 341
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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