Douala

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Douala Chief port of Cameroon, on the Bight of Biafra, w Africa. As Kamerunstadt, it was capital of the German Kamerun Protectorate (1885–1901), became Douala (1907), and was capital of French Cameroon (1940–46). Industries: ship repairing, textiles and palm oil. Pop. (2002 est.) 1,239,100.