Bertoua is the capital of the Eastern Region of Cameroon and of the Lom-et-Djerem Department. It has a population of 88,462 (at the 2005 Census), and is the traditional home of the Gbaya people. It is home to an airport and Mission Cameroon (in Polish: Misja Kamerun) of Polish Dominican Order.

In 2014, the hospital in Bertoua became known for its work serving the medical needs of refugees from the Central African Republic crossing into Cameroon at border towns such as Gbiti.[1][2]


  1. ^ Schmitt, Celine (2014-06-06). "Central African Republic: Rapid Treatment Saves Seven-Year-Old CAR Refugee Chopped and Left for Dead (Page 1 of 2)". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ Schmitt, Celine (2014-05-23). "Growing numbers of young CAR refugees arrive in Cameroon with malnutrition". The Cameroon Daily Journal. Archived from the original on 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

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Coordinates: 4°35′N 13°41′E / 4.583°N 13.683°E / 4.583; 13.683