Yaoundé City

Yaoundé City



Yaoundé is the capital city of Cameroon situated on a hilly, forested plateau between the Nyong and Sanaga rivers in the south-central part of the Cameroon.

History of the City

Yaoundé City was founded in 1888 during the period of the German protectorate; Yaoundé was occupied by Belgian troops in 1915 and was declared the capital of French Cameroun in 1922.

It became the seat of the government of Cameroun in 1960 of the federal government in 1961, and of the united republic in 1972.

The city has grown as an administrative, service, and commercial centre and a communications hub for road, rail, and air transport.


Yaoundé City covers an area of 180 km2 with an estimated population of 2,440,462 people.

Transport system

Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport is a major civilian hub, while nearby Yaoundé Airport is used by the military. Train lines run west to the port city of Douala and north to N’Gaoundéré. Many bus companies operate from the city; particularly in the Nsam and Mvan ditricts. Yaoundé has made significant progress in infrastructure, especially road construction.

Attractions in Yaoundé City

  • Waza National Park
  • Cameroon Art Museum
  • Place du Gouvernement
  • La Pagode
  • Doual’art
  • Afhemi Museum
  • Hotel Akwa Palace
  • Joseph-Francis Sumegne, La Nouvelle Liberte
  • Musee d’Art
  • National Museum of Yaoundé

Yaounde city is summarized as follows;

Art, craft & gift shops
Casinos in Yaounde
Yaounde Cinemas
Health Clubs

Live Theatres
Museums in Yaounde
Night Clubs
Nyama Choma Places
Prayer places
Pubs in Yaoundé
Shopping Malls
Sports Clubs