This belt regroups three administrative regions namely the West (Bafoussam), North West (Bamenda) and part of the South West (Buea). It is characterized by its relief of high plateaus and mountains. It is the seat of great traditional civilisations which is materialised by the presence of extensive chiefdoms, from where it gets the title of the “Cultural capital of Cameroon”. Based on these two characteristics, one can discover among others: