Mandara Mountains, volcanic range extending about 120 miles (193 km) along the northern part of the Nigeria-Cameroon border from the Benue River (south) to Mora, Cameroon (north). The mountains rise to more than 3,500 feet (1,100 m) above sea level. During the colonial period they provided the border between the British and French Cameroons. The region is densely populated. People of the Chad language group predominate, living in dispersed homesteads or villages of small, circular huts. Sorghum is the principal crop. The major towns are Mokolo and Maroua in Cameroon and Mubi in Nigeria.
The Mandara Mountains are a volcanic range extending about 190 km (about 120 mi) along the northern part of the Cameroon-Nigeria border, from the Benue River in the south ( The highest elevation is the summit of Mount Oupay, at 1,494 m (4,900 ft) above sea level ( ).) to the north-west of Maroua in the north ( ).
The region is densely populated, mainly by speakers of Chadic languages, including both the Mofu and the Kirdiethnic groups.
Extensive archaeological research has been undertaken in the Mandara Mountains, including work at Diy-Gid-Biy(DGB) sites.