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Old April 25th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Yaounde | Cameroon | City Gallery

Yaounde (approx. 1.4 million inhabitants)



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Yaoundé, (IPA: [ja.un.deɪ]), is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the country after Douala. It lies in the centre of the nation at about 750 metres above sea level.


Economy

Major industries in Yaounde include cigarettes, dairy products, breweries, clay, glass goods, and lumber. Yaoundé is a regional distribution center for coffee, cacao, copra, sugar cane, and rubber.

Major Features and Attractions

The city centre houses government offices, some large (and expensive) hotels, and the central market. The exclusive Bastos neighbourhood is home to foreign embassies, a large expatriate European community and luxury houses belonging to wealthy Cameroonians. The presidential palace and compound is in the Etoudi neighborhood.

Also found in Yaounde are the Cameroon Art Museum (located in a former Benedictine monastery), the Cameroon National Museum (located in the former presidential palace), and the Afhemi Museum. There is a small zoo in the Mvog-Betsi neighbourhood.

Yaounde has an assortment of nightclubs and restaurants. The city also boasts some unusual and surprisingly modern architecture, particularly with regards to many of the government ministries.

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Hilton Hotel in Yaounde

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Town Hall of Yaounde

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beyond the city

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wonderful basilica from inside

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Cameroon´s National Museum

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British High Commision in Yaounde

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another view of the Hilton Hotel

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Old April 25th, 2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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At a backery shop in Yaounde (dates back to 1935!!), the displays really look tasty

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this is the International Airport of Yaounde, for all I know it was built by a German construction company







this seems to be a new structure

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Old April 25th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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Wow that means Cameroon has two major cities. The cost must be high to maintain two major cities at the same time. Which is the main gateway to Cameroon-- Younde or Douala ? Anyway, nice pics ! The hills surrounding Younde are very spectacular !
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Old April 25th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #4
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Good pics matt.

And being a nature lover, i would say those hills looks very beautiful.


@skyprince...the quote in the first post makes it clear that Yaounde is the second largest city after Douala...and hence in my opinion Douala should be the gateway to Cameroon.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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Good job matt! and thanks for the pics

Even thought Douala is a little bigger than yaounde, yaounde is a much better city imo. It appears to be more organize and cleaner.
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Old May 21st, 2007, 06:11 AM   #6
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 02:19 AM   #7
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looks nicer than i used to think.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #8
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This building is named the Immeuble Ministriet No. 1. This 18-story government highrise has sat topped out but unfinished for many years. What can be done to this increasingly decrepit building? If I had a plan for it, I'd implode this building.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #9
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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #10
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Can't say I really enjoy how the city looks, but oh well:
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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:20 PM   #11
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:00 PM   #12
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WOW ..Yaounde look like a very disorganized city. I thought that being in the west, and being a fairly prosperous country..I Expected more. ....I know Accra looks a lot better.....as a matter of fact...so do many other capitals in the West....
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Old October 1st, 2007, 07:53 PM   #13
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Thanks for the pics, Matt. I especially enjoyed the pano images. I must agree with "Boris89" though, it seems like both major Cameroonian cities (Douala) are in a similar position and even quite similar fashioned. However, Yaounde city center seems interestingly unique with it's brownish architecture.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 02:20 AM   #14
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Didnt know there is a "credit lyonnais" in cameroon.

Nice pics, thanks for sharing.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #15
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Yaounde has recently been updated on Google Maps after being permanently under cloud cover all the time. I recently found out on Wikimapia.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #16
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pics of central yaounde i found on flickr

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