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Kribi
Kribi beach, 2006
Kribi beach, 2006
Kribi is located in Cameroon
Kribi
Kribi
Location in Cameroon
Placement on map is approximate
Coordinates: 02°56′06″N 09°54′36″E / 2.93500°N 9.91000°E / 2.93500; 9.91000
Country
Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon
ProvinceSouth
DepartmentOcéan
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total80,957
Kribi Beach in the evening
Kribi Beach in the evening

Kribi is a beach resort and sea port in Cameroon.

Location

The coastal town of Kribi lies on the Gulf of Guinea, in Océan Department, South Province, at the mouth of the Kienké River. This location, lies approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi), by road, south of Douala, the largest city in Cameroon and the busiest seaport in the country.[2] The coordinates of Kribi are: 2° 56' 6.00"N, 9° 54' 36.00"E (Latitude: 2.9350; Longitude: 9.9100)

Overview

Lobé waterfalls, Cameroon 2017
Lobé waterfalls, Cameroon 2017

It has an estimated population of 55,401.[3] It services sea traffic in the Gulf of Guinea and also lies near the terminus of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline. The Lobé Waterfalls are nearby and there is a road inland, through the Littoral Evergreen Forest, as far as Bipindi and Lolodorf where native communities of Pygmies are found.

Kribi Power Station

Kribi Power Development Company (KPDC) has built a natural gas-powered electricity generating plant, Kribi Power Station, in the community of Mpolongwe, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), north of the Kribi central business district. The 216 MW plant that cost US$390 million (CFA:176.3 billion) to build,[4] came on line in 2013. It is now owned by Globeleq[5] A second phase expansion is planned.

Port

The vicinity of Kribi is a possible location of a port for the export of iron ore from about 500 kilometres (310 mi) away. Specifically, the port could be at Lolabé about halfway between Kribi and the border with Equatorial Guinea, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi), by road, to the south of Kribi. Since there is no natural harbour at Kribi, the port itself would be several kilometres offshore where deepwater of at least 20 metres (66 ft) is suitable for large Capesize ships. It is also the location for the Kribi Lighthouse.

Location of Kribi in Cameroon
Location of Kribi in Cameroon

Update 2017. The port development has proceeded at Kribi See.[6]

Update 2020. The port is being developed by Louis Berger.[7]

The port would be served by railways of two different gauges, 1435mm and 1000mm. There would be a new 130km rail link between the port and the existing metre gauge network. Dual gauge sleepers would be installed so that the lines are compatible with the proposed African Integrated High Speed Rail Network (AIHSRN).

Iron mine

The iron ore will come from mines near Mbalam. The mine would have an output of approximately 35 million tonnes per year, with a 30-year or so lifespan.[8] An alternate site for this port is at Lolabé. This line would be an extension of existing metre gauge lines (1000mm). In 2021, a contract was let to build the rail line to Mbalam. [9]

Bauxite mine

It is proposed to connect the port of Kribi to a new bauxite mine in the north of Cameroon at Minim, Martap with a metre gauge (1000mm) railway.[10][11][12] A link line junctions from the Camrail line at Edéa and proceeds 130km to Kribi.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Kribi is twinned with:

Climate

Kribi has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am). Due to its equatorial position, Kribi sees a short, fairly dry season and a long, very wet season. The hottest month, February, has an average high temperature of 32 C (89.6 F), and an average low of 25 C (77 F). The wettest month, September, sees 483 mm (19 in) of rain. 27 of the 30 days in September see rain. The driest month, December, sees 59 mm (2 in) of rain. The coldest month is August, with an average high of 28 C (82.4 F), and a low of 23 C (73.4 F). Humidity remains high year-round.

Climate data for Kribi, Cameroon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68
(2.7)
84
(3.3)
194
(7.6)
236
(9.3)
296
(11.7)
281
(11.1)
240
(9.4)
313
(12.3)
483
(19.0)
456
(18.0)
160
(6.3)
59
(2.3)
2,870
(113)
Average rainy days 9 10 14 17 20 18 16 22 27 26 16 9 204
Source: World Meteorological Organisation (UN)[15]

Great things to do

Lobé waterfalls in Kribi, Cameroon 2017.
Lobé waterfalls in Kribi, Cameroon 2017.

Kribi is renowned for its popular beach locations in Ngo'e and near the Lobé Waterfalls. Kribi is equally very popular for its roasted fish. Fishermen typically come in from the sea on week-ends and sell fresh fishes that tourists can then buy and have roasted in many restaurants around the beach. The nightlife especially in places in like Big-BEN is also among some of the exciting things to do in Kribi.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on January 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Distance between Douala Obs. () Airport) and Kribi () (Airport) (Cameroon)". distancecalculator.globefeed.com. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "City (town) Kribi: map, population, location". www.tiptopglobe.com. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cameroon Business - FCFA 60 Billion For Kribi Gas Fired Power Plant - Cameroon Today - Breaking News | Daily News Updates". news.cameroon-today.com. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Cameroon: Kribi, Dibamba Power Plants Get New Owners". Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Cameroon: Port Expansion Steers Cameroon's Vision 2035". Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "Louis Berger". Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  8. ^ Overview of Mbalam Iron Ore Project in the Republic of Cameroon
  9. ^ Mbalam-Kribi railway
  10. ^ Minim-Martap mine
  11. ^ Canyon Resources Map
  12. ^ Canyon Resources & Map
  13. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  14. ^ Kribi, twinned with Saint Nazaire in France[permanent dead link].
  15. ^ "World Weather Information Service - Kribi". July 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011.

External links

  • Kribi travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Media related to Kribi at Wikimedia Commons

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