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Yaounde Travel Guide, Cameroon

The city of Yaoundé happens to be the second largest city in terms of population within the country of Cameroon and the only city which has population above Yaoundé is Douala. The city of Yaoundé is also the capital city for Cameroon and is located right in the center of the country. It has an altitude of around 2500 feet above sea level. It was after the defeat of Germany in World War I that France gained control of this region and this was the time when they named Yaoundé as the capital city for the French occupied Cameroon. The city of Yaoundé has since remained the capital for Cameroon until today.

If you have plans to buy some cultural stuff from the legacy markets of Yaoundé then the best market for you to visit is Mokolo. It is said to be the largest of all the markets which are present in the city of Yaoundé. Another very famous market in the city of Yaoundé is Mfoundi. With time the city of Yaoundé has faced immense modernization and hence many super markets have also opened up in the city in last couple of years. The most famous of them all is Score.

The importance of this city also increases due to the participation of this city in various sports like Men’s Bicycle race which starts and ends in this city itself although it runs through complete Africa. Also the very famous Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium is also situated in this city itself.

The city of Yaoundé has also grown immensely in terms of education in last couple of years. Some of the famous universities running under the government are Catholic University for Central Africa, University of Yaoundé I, and University of Yaoundé II etc. Some of the very famous schools are also part of this city. Name of these few schools are Ecole Militaire InterArmes du Cameroun, and Ecole Normal Superieur for teachers. The city of Yaoundé is also famous the quality of engineering studies which the city provides.

The presence of Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport has also been an important region which has helped the city of Yaoundé gain economical importance on the national level. The city if connected to the neighboring cities via various railway lines.

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