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YaoundeCameroon

Downtown Yaounde, Cameroon.


Yaoundé, «yah oon DAY», estimated population 1,430,000 (2004), is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the country after Douala. It lies in the centre of the nation at about 750 metres above sea level. Yaoundé was founded in 1888 by German traders as a base for the ivory trade and an agricultural research station. It was occupied by Belgian troops during World War I and after the war was the capital of French Cameroon. It has continued as the capital of the Republic of Cameroon. Edit this section or read more



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