Buea is a city in the west of Cameroon, at the foot of Mt. Cameroon in the south-west region of which it is the provincial capital. It is situated at about 1000 meters above sea level. It has about 200,000 inhabitants (estimate 2020) and is located in the settlement area of the Kpe (Bakwiri, Wakweli), a Bantu-speaking ethnic group on the south-eastern slope of the Cameroon Mountain.
Tea cultivation is an important branch of the local economy.
The University of Buea was the only anglophone university in Cameroon until the foundation of the University of Bamenda.
The official language in the south and northwest is English.