Communaute Urbaine de Douala (CUD) (Cameroon)
An urban community is a decentralized public authority and a legal person governed by public law. It has legal personality and financial autonomy. It manages, under the supervision of the State, local affairs for the economic, social and cultural development of its populations. The urban community is created by a decree which fixes the denomination, the seat and the territorial limits.
The Urban Community of Douala , set up on September 24, 1987, is one of the two urban communities created by law No015 of July 15, 1987 which fixes the competences, with the Urban Community of Yaoundé. It succeeds the Urban Municipality of Douala which, when it was created in 1974, had itself succeeded the full-service Municipality erected in 1967. The territory of the Community covers an area of 21,000 hectares (210 km2), of which 70 % are already allocated to housing, commercial or industrial activities, public establishments, parks, roads and other transport infrastructure. The territorial limits of the Urban Community of Douala, whose headquarters are in Bonanjo, are those of the current department of Wouri.See more