The Southwest Region of Cameroon is one of the ten regions that make up the country. Its capital is Buea. Along with the Northwest Region, it is one of the two Anglophone (English-speaking) regions of Cameroon.
The region is divided into six divisions or departments: Fako, Koupé-Manengouba, Lebialem, Manyu, Meme, and Ndian. These are in turn broken down into subdivisions. Presidentially appointed senior divisional officers (prefets) and subdivisional officers (sous-prefets) govern each respectively.