Creation date: 1961

The Municipality of Bafia was created by decree N° 2007/117 of April 24, 2007 following the splitting into three of the former Urban and Rural municipalities of Bafia. The two other units born from this splitting up are the Kon-Yambetta rural Council and the Kiiki rural Council. Also, Bafia is the chief-town of the Mbam and Inoubou division, in Center region.


The municipality of Bafia has a population of around 120,000 inhabitants. The “natives” of Bafia are made up of the Bekke and Bekpak ethnic groups, all of whom came from the Noun area during the great Bantu migrations. The municipality has 36 villages, 4 of which constitute the urban space. The populations are predominantly Christians and Muslims.


This Municipal Council took office on February 26, 2020. It is headed by the mayor Ms. ZINTCHEM A BODIO Marthe Félicité. She is assisted by Mr. NDJOCKO Pierre Jethro (1st Deputy Mayor) and Mr. ATCHANG A YONGHO’O Mohaman Deco (2nd Deputy Mayor).


The Bafia Council covers the district of Bafia, a town located at 120 km from Yaoundé. It covers an area of ​​475 km2. It is limited:

  • In the North by the Mbam river (which is its natural border), as well as by the municipalities of Deuk and Ngoro;
  • To the south by the Kiiki rural Council;
  • To the east by the Ombessa municipality;
  • And to the west by the municipality of Kon-Yambetta.