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Department location in Cameroon
Department location in Cameroon
Country  Cameroon
Province Northwest Province
Capital Wum
 • Total 1,725 sq mi (4,469 km2)
 • Total 157,173
Time zone UTC+1 (WAT)

Menchum is a department of Northwest Province in Cameroon. The department covers an area of 4469 km² and as of 2001 had a total population of 157,173.[1]The capital of the department lies at Wum. The Menchum River drains this area, flowing westward into Nigeria to join the Benue River.


The department is divided administratively into 5 communes and in turn into villages.



  1. "Departments of Cameroon". Statoids, obtained from Institut national de la statistique (Cameroun) - Annuaire statistique du Cameroun 2004. Retrieved April 27, 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.

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