What is Yaounde city profile?

Presidential palace - courtesy dorineruter - CC-BY

Presidential palace - courtesy dorineruter - CC-BY

Yaounde is the capital of Cameroon and the country’s second largest city.

Yaounde was founded in 1888 by German traders.

Yaounde is a city of open-air street markets and international embassies. The city is a center of Cameroon’s culture, with the National Museum, the AFHEMI Museum, and the Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe, all three of which seek to preserve the country’s traditional arts and crafts. The National Museum is one of the main attractions of the city with a wide array of Camerounese art including paintings, archaeological sculptures and traditional artifacts. Shopping in Yaounde is a good way to pass the time. The city offers travelers various markets and shopping centers. One of the best places for shopping is the indoor market at Mokolo. The markets have a typical African flavor. You can go on a shopping spree and buy local handicrafts like jugs, bottles and cups, drinking horns, delicate pottery, highly decorated pots, dishes and trays. The high-quality clay found in the Western Highlands is used for making these excellent ceramics. While there are a handful of decent restaurants, the safest and best places to eat are at the few large hotels.

This is a dangerous city. There have been attacks in Yaounde where gangs of armed gunmen have held up entire restaurants or hotels where foreigners are known to be eating or staying. This happens because foreigners are perceived to be wealthy. Use extreme caution.

Yaounde is served by Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport.  Public transportation is bus and taxi. (both of these are unsafe for visitors – have somebody you know meet you at the airport)

Yaounde population is 1,430,000 (2005).

+237 is the international calling code for Cameroon
23 is the area code for Yaounde

For more information about Yaounde

Related questions:

  • What is Lisbon city profile?What is Lisbon city profile? Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the country's largest city. Lisbon was founded in the mists of antiquity and was already at least a thousand years old when ruled by the […]
  • What is Monrovia city profile?What is Monrovia city profile? Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and the country's largest city. Monrovia was founded in 1822 as a haven for freed slaves from the United States and the British West Indies and […]
  • What is N’Djamena city profile?What is N’Djamena city profile? N'Djamena is the capital city of Chad and the country's largest city. N'Djamena was founded by the French as Fort-Lamy in 1900. Its name was changed to N'Djamena in 1973. The city […]
  • What is Mexico City city profile?What is Mexico City city profile? Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the country's largest city. Mexico City was first known as Tenochtitlan and dates to 1325, when the Aztec capital city was founded.  After […]
  • What is Kampala city profile?What is Kampala city profile? Kampala is the capital of Uganda and the country's largest city. Kampala is an up-and-coming city but it is not yet overwhelmed with traffic and sprawl as are Nairobi and Lagos.  […]

  Need research? Quezi's researchers can answer your questions at uclue.com

Written by | 4,199 views | Tags: , , , ,

No Comments

Comments are closed.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Privacy Policy | Acknowledgements