Littoral Province (Cameroon)

:"Littoral Province" redirects here. For other uses, see Litoral Province (Equatorial Guinea) and Litoral Province (Bolivia)."Geobox|Province
name = Littoral Province
country = Cameroon
country_

capital = Douala


map_caption = Location of Littoral Province within Cameroon
coordinates_type = adm1st
lat_d = 4 |lat_m = 00 |lat_NS = N
long_d = 10 |long_m = 00 |long_EW = E
area = 20239
population = 2202340
population_as_of = 2004
population_density = auto
population_density_note = (3rd)
leader_type = Governor
leader = Fai-Yengo Francis
part_type = Divisions
part = Moungo
part1 = Nkam
part2 = Sanaga-Maritime
part3 = Wouri
The Littoral Province is a province of Cameroon. Its capital is Douala. As of 2004, its population was 2,202,340. [cite web | url=http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/trust/pdf/AMDI/cameroon/amdi_cameroon2_country_overview.pdf | title=African Media Development Initiative | accessdate=2007-04-13 | publisher=BBC News | format=pdf]

The province is divided into six divisions or "préfectures"; these are in turn broken down into subdivisions. Presidentially appointed senior divisional officers ("prefets") and subdivisional officers "sous-prefets") govern each respectively. Traditional leaders, usually referred to as "chiefs" in English, often preside over particular ethnic groups or villages; nevertheless, many of these wield very little power today.

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