Douala is located along the coastline of Cameroon and is the largest city in the country. As the most important port city in the country, it handles a lot of international trade. Oil and coffee are major export products.
Douala has a typical tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year round. Temperatures are slightly above 30 degrees Celsius during the day and a sticky 22 degrees at night on average. It is extremely wet, like most coastal areas in Cameroon. Here, rainfall is very high throughout the year, with only December to February bringing some relief of the wet conditions. June to September is extremely wet with 500 to 750 mm of rain in each month!
|Avg Max||32.2 °C||32.8 °C||32.5 °C||32.1 °C||31.4 °C||29.9 °C||28.1 °C||27.7 °C||29 °C||29.8 °C||30.9 °C||31.7 °C|
|Avg Min||23.4 °C||24.1 °C||23.9 °C||23.5 °C||23.2 °C||23 °C||22.7 °C||22.8 °C||22.8 °C||22.5 °C||23.2 °C||23.3 °C|
|Rainfall||34.2 mm||54.5 mm||155.2 mm||241.2 mm||276.2 mm||354.1 mm||681.4 mm||687.5 mm||561.2 mm||406.6 mm||123.1 mm||27.5 mm|
The Douala International Airport (DLA), located 10 km outside Douala, is the main gateway to the country. It is also the base of the flag carrier, Cameroon Airlines.
Destinations include Paris, Brussels, Cotonou, Tripoli, Abidjan, Libreville, Johannesburg, Lagos, N'Djamena, Malabo, Bamako, Conakry, Dakar, Lomé, Ouagadougou, Addis Ababa, Kinshasa, Nairobi, Casablanca, Brazzaville, Zurich, Luanda and Bangui.
Cameroon Railways (CAMRAIL) provides services between Douala and Yaounde.
There are paved roads from Douala to Yaoundé, Limbé, Buéa, Bafoussam and Bamenda, which are passable by regular 2wd cars.
Buses, minibuses and shared taxis link Douala and Yaoundé, with onwards connections north. There are also good connections to some coastal areas like Kribi.
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