Ambas Bay

Coordinates: 4°00′N 9°11′E / 4.000°N 9.183°E / 4.000; 9.183
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Ambas Bay
Baie d'Ambas (French)
Ambas Bay is located in Cameroon
Ambas Bay
Ambas Bay
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates4°00′N 9°11′E / 4.000°N 9.183°E / 4.000; 9.183
Ocean/sea sourcesGulf of Guinea
Atlantic Ocean
Basin countriesCameroon
Max. length9 km (5.6 mi)
Max. width3.8 km (2.4 mi)

Ambas Bay is a bay of southwest Cameroon.


The bay opens towards the Gulf of Guinea. The port of Limbe lies on the shore of Ambas Bay.[1]


Alfred Saker founded a settlement of freed slaves on the bay in 1858, which was later renamed Victoria.[2] in 1884 Britain established the Ambas Bay Protectorate, of which Victoria was the capital. It was then ceded to Germany in 1887.[3]

Colonial governors of Ambas Bay[edit]

Tenure Incumbent Notes
Victoria Colony
1858 Foundation of Victoria Colony by English Baptist Missionary Society
1858 to 1876 Alfred Saker, Administrator  
1877 to 1878 George Grenfell, Administrator  
1878 to 1879 Q. W. Thomson, Administrator  
1879 to July 1884 ..., Administrator  
British Ambas Bay Protectorate
19 July 1884    
July 1884 to 21 April 1885 Edward H. Hewitt, Administrator  
21 April 1885 to 28 March 1887 ..., Administrator  
28 March 1887 Ambas Bay becomes part of German possessions

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-18.
  2. ^ "The Early Times in Victoria (Limbe)". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^