The economic capital, Douala is located on the estuary of the Wouri River at the centre of the coast of Cameroon. In other words, with a population of more than two (2) million inhabitants, it is the most populated city of Cameroon and harbours one of the biggest ports of Africa.
A great portion of the city is built on the left bank of the river. Douala was the administrative capital of the country during German colonization, until 1901. The city thus bears the same name as the main tribe of the region (Duala), since the instauration of the German Protectorate. The climate is of the equatorial type, hot and humid. There is a dry season from December to May (favourable for tourism) and a rainy season stemming from June to November.