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Yaoundé
Skyline of Yaoundé
Nickname(s): La Ville aux Sept Collines
Region Centre
Department Mfoundi
Area
 • Total 180 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation 726 m (2,382 ft)
Population (2015 Projection)
 • Total 2,765,600
 • Density 15,400/km2 (39,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+1)

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

History

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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