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Bamkin

Bankim or Bamkin is a town and sub-division of the division Mayo-Banyo in Adamaoua in Cameroon. It is about 9 km from Bandam and 13 km from the Hoséré Glon mountain. It is one of the traditional Tikar states. The area's vegetation is of shrub savanna type.

History

Bankim is said to have been founded in 1395 by the local chief Kimi who founded the Tikar state.

Hazards

Loaiasis is hyperendemic in this area, but is regarded as a generally mild and painless disease... It is reported that about 17% of the population in this area carry HIV/Aids, however the survey is based on urban surveys in the capital.

Communications

The provincial road (P26) goes to Kakar via Atta, Sabongari and Ndop.

Notable residents

Samuel Finlak, a local photographer who has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London has retired here.

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