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Bamenda

Area of Bamenda 93.5 km²
Population 429,212
Male Population 208,510 (48.6%)
Female Population 220,702 (51.4%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +151.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +35.4%
Median Age 18.2 years old
Male Median Age 17.6 years old
Female Median Age 18.8 years old
Timezone West Africa Standard Time
Bamenda, also known as Abakwa and Mankon Town, is a city in northwestern Cameroon and capital of the Northwest Region. Source: Wikipedia

Bamenda Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 170,802 255,038 316,971 429,212
Population Density 1,827 / km² 2,728 / km² 3,391 / km² 4,592 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bamenda Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 35.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Bamenda +151.3% +68.3% +35.4%
Mezam +206.7% +87.2% +41.9%
Cameroon +201% +93.4% +46.5%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bamenda Median Age

Median Age: 18.2 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Bamenda 18.2 years 17.6 years 18.8 years
Mezam 18.2 years 17.6 years 18.8 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Bamenda Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 30,498 29,678 60,176
5-9 27,741 27,204 54,946
10-14 30,385 29,886 60,271
15-19 30,274 30,963 61,237
20-24 21,121 23,480 44,602
25-29 14,247 17,829 32,076
30-34 11,307 13,522 24,829
35-39 9,483 11,104 20,587
40-44 7,882 8,671 16,554
45-49 6,687 7,100 13,788
50-54 4,965 5,602 10,568
55-59 4,012 4,265 8,277
60-64 3,154 3,687 6,842
65-69 2,609 2,913 5,523
70-74 1,846 2,037 3,884
75-79 1,170 1,165 2,336
80-84 575 806 1,382
85 Plus 555 788 1,344
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Bamenda Population Density

Population Density: 4,592 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Bamenda 429,212 93.5 km² 4,592 / km²
Mezam 660,090 1,981.6 km² 333.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Bamenda Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1800 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1800 8,989 n/a n/a
1900 29,131 12.5% 2,014
1910 33,306 14.3% 4,175
1920 38,491 15.6% 5,185
1930 45,339 17.8% 6,848
1940 55,633 22.7% 10,294
1950 78,330 40.8% 22,697
1960 102,641 31% 24,311
1970 140,268 36.7% 37,627
1990 255,038 34.8% 57,385
2000 316,971 24.3% 61,933
2020 469,155 21.7% 76,092
2030 541,838 15.5% 72,683
2040 607,630 12.1% 65,792
2050 659,022 8.5% 51,392
2060 696,773 5.7% 37,751
2070 720,890 3.5% 24,117
2080 733,706 1.8% 12,816
2090 734,457 0.1% 751
2100 726,342 -1.1% -8,115
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Bamenda CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Bamenda 134,185 t 0.31 t 1,435 t/km²
Mezam 197,985 t 0.3 t 99.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Drought Low (2)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Mezam

Place Area Population Population Density
Bafut 40.3 km² 50,291 1,248 / km²
Bambili 3.697 km² 9,517 2,574 / km²
Santa 14.3 km² 19,683 1,374 / km²
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