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Yaoundé, estimated population 1,430,000 (2004), is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the West African country after Douala. It lies in the centre of the nation at about 750 metres above sea level.
Attractions in the city include the Cameroon Art Museum (located in a Benedictine monastery), the Cameroon National Museum and the Afhemi Museum . The city is also home an international airport, while railway lines run to Douala and N'Gaoundéré. Yaoundé is the site of the University of Yaoundé.
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