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

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


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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