Bazou is one of the 3 districts (subdivision) of the department of the Ndé. It is a commune of Ndé, in the Province of the West (Cameroun). This place is the principal establishment of the dialect Bamiléké (language) Nda' nda'. The higher cheffery of Bazou accounts for 54% of the population of the district against 33% and 8% with the chefferies of Balengou and Bakong respectively. The other chefferies (Bagnoun, Bamaha and Botchui) account for only 5%.
From the etymological point of view, the people which compose the district are called of Baze: walkers. Their positions of current geographical stability constituting the end of a more or less long walk to the favor of the migratory push or of a tribal war.
It is an only agricultural district:
- food crops (corn, bean, groundnut, yam, manioc, sweet potato, taro, plantain)
- market gardenings (pepper, solanum nigrum, gombo, marrow)
- fruit-bearing cultures (cola trees, safoutiers, avocado trees, mango trees, citrus fruits)
- cultures of revenues (Coffee robusta initially but also cocoa and Coffee arabica)
GeographyLocated in the high plateaus of the West, the District of Bazou covers a surface of 249 km ². It is limited to North by the villages Batchingou, Bamena; in the North-East by the villages Bangangté, Bahoc; In the West and the North-West, by the departments of Haut-Nkam and Nkam; In the East by Bangoulap and Bassamba; In South-east by Tonga; In the south by the department of Nkam.
ClimateThe climate of the District is of tropical type of transition strongly influenced by topography; one distinguishes there various microphone climates, energy of the zones of low altitudes, with strong pluviometry, heats and wet in the south, the cold and misty zones with weak pluviometry in north.
The pluviometric mode of the District is mono-modal, one distinguishes there one dry season 4 months from mid-November at mid-March; one rain season the 8 month old going from mid-March to mid-November, with respectively August and January, like the driest and hot months more sprinkled and. Pluviometry annual average is of 1300 mm; the number of days of rain varies according to the years between 175 and 220. The annual average temperature is included/understood entre15,8°C and 24,5°C, with points of temperatures reaching 37°C sometimes.
TopographyPrincipal rivers: Makombé (southern limit of the Province of the West), Nkofi, Nkouatchou, supplied with Menozi, Tsebo. The District of Bazou has with little thing near, the great types of ground which characterize the zone of the high plateaus.
Source and Bondhttp://www.bazou-art.com/ (very complete on Bazou)
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