Yaoundé

The Capital of Cameroon

Yaoundé is the capital of Cameroon. With 1.299.446 inhabitants, Yaoundé is the second biggest city in Cameroon after Douala. Yaoundé was founded in 1888 by German traders as a base for ivory trade and an agricultural research station. It was occupied by Belgian troops during the first World War. After Germany's defeat, France became the colonial power in eastern Cameroon. Yaoundé became the capital of French Cameroon, and continues today as the capital of the Republic of Cameroon. It lies in the centre of the nation at an elevation of about 750 metres above sea level. Yaoundé is administratively divided into 7 districts.

Yaoundé features a tropical wet and dry climate with constant temperatures throughout the year. However, primarily due to the altitude, temperatures are not quite as hot as one would expect for a city located near the equator. Yaoundé features a lengthy wet season, covering a ten-month span between February and November.

Yaoundé is a traffic hub and industrial centre for many industries. Major industries in Yaoundé include tobacco, dairy products, breweries, clay, glass goods, and lumber. It is also a regional distribution center for coffee, cocoa, copra, sugar cane, and rubber.

Since 1961 exists a Goethe-institute in Yaoundé. The University of Yaoundé was founded in 1962. Furthermore there are two more private universities. The “Ecole Francaise” offers awards the French Baccalaureat. The “Ecole Internationale le Flamboyant” offers a primary education of French standard. A great number of local private offer a broad educational program after the Cameroonian educational system.

News:

20.09.2010
Project initiative German School Yaoundé opens up a new Office in Berlin. more

09.08.2010
Cameroonian ambassador welcomes booster club of the “German School Yaoundé” in Berlinmore

29.06.2010
Develop potential – shape the future. New logo for the booster club “German school Yaoundé”more

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