Douala city is the commercial capital of Cameroon and houses the international airport and the largest port of the country. The city is also the capital of Littoral Province of Cameroon.
The city serves as a gateway to some of the country's major exports like coffee, oil and cocoa. The Douala city is also an important trading center of Cameroon. The city is home to the colorful market of the country. The Eko market is a very popular marketplace in Cameroon featuring a wide variety of goods.
Situated on the river banks of Wouri, the two ends of the city is connected through Bonaberi bridge. Earlier, Douala was a transatlantic slave trading center. The Portuguese were first to visit the place and the city was previously known as Cameroon Town. In the year 1907, the city was renamed as "Douala".
The city, Douala is gradually becoming an important tourist destination. Douala offers a wide variety of accommodation facilities to the visitors due to the location of numerous hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. This city of Cameroon is replete with major attractions of the country including
- Hotel Akwa Palace
- Joseph-Francis Sumegne, La Nouvelle Liberte
- Place du Gouvernement
- La Pagode