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ID: 1088293
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Yaoundé (inhabited place)  Yaoundé (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 03 51 57 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 3.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 011 30 57 E  degrees minutes   Long: 11.5167  decimal degrees

Note: Founded during German protectorate; occupied by Belgians in 1915; became seat of government of Cameroun in 1960, of federal government in 1961, & of united republic 1972; center for Yaoundé University, many professional schools & research institutes.

Names:
Yaoundé (preferred,C,V)
Yaundé (C,O)
Jaunde (C,O)
Jaúnde (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Cameroon (nation)  ........  Cameroon (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Centre (region (administrative division))  ............  Centre (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Yaoundé (inhabited place)  ................  Yaoundé (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1888
city (C)
national capital (C)
provincial capital (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)
university center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of French Cameroun, 1922

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Cameroon .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000153]

Sources and Contributors:
Jaunde..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-81
Jaúnde..........  [VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Yaoundé..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 820
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
Yaundé..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-196
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 820
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 September 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-196; I-81
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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