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Yaoundé is the capital city of the Republic of Cameroon. It is the second largest city in the country after Douala.

Yaoundé
Skyline of Yaoundé
Nickname(s): 
La Ville aux Sept Collines
Yaoundé is located in Cameroon
Yaoundé
Yaoundé
Map of Cameroon showing the location of Yaoundé
Yaoundé is located in Africa
Yaoundé
Yaoundé
Yaoundé (Africa)
Coordinates: 3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517Coordinates: 3°52′N 11°31′E / 3.867°N 11.517°E / 3.867; 11.517
RegionCentre
DepartmentMfoundi
Area
 • Total180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
726 m (2,382 ft)
Population
 (2015 Projection)[1]
 • Total2,765,600
 • Density15,000/km2 (40,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Yaoundé was founded in 1888 by German traders. It was created to be used as a base for the ivory trade and an agricultural research station. The city was under the control of Belgian troops during World War I. After the war, it became the capital of French Cameroons. It has remained the capital of the Republic of Cameroon until the present day.

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