Known otherwise as The City of Seven Hills, Yaounde is the political capital of Cameroon and the second largest city in the country with a population of over 2.5 million people.
The city's tropical climate is wet and dry, but surprisingly not as hot as the other cities within the country. A ten-month rainy season also makes it unique among Cameroon's cities.
As capital of the country, the town has many administrative structures and a very busy economy. There are small markets over Yaounde, but the Central Market, the Mfoundi and the Mokolo markets are quite large. Supermarkets like Mahima, the French Casino and Niki are situated in the city center.
Bastos is the main European and American expatriate district and the Etoudi district is home to the presidential palace. The former presidential palace now harbors the country's national museum, but there is also an art museum in a former Benedictine monastery.
The Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium is where the country’s national team, the Indomitable Lions, play most of their home matches. This is always a major event in the city as the people of Yaounde and Cameroon in general are usually very excited about this sport.