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source: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenyang Municipal People's Goverment  2018-07-13 15:42

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On December 7, 1998, in order to consolidate and develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the Shenyang city of China and the Yaounde city of the Republic of Cameroon, this promoted the social and economic development of the two cities and the friendship between Shenyang and Yaounde was established.The signature ceremony was held at the wedding hall of the Yaounde municipal government. The two mayors signed the agreement respectively.Shenyang and Yaounde are both developing cities. As long as our two cities are in good faith, make up for each other and cooperate closely, our cities is going to develop faster.Shenyang will cooperate with Yaounde in urban construction, economic development, medical and health as well as cultural and educational fields.The mayor of Yaounde, Emma Bazil, gave the people of Shenyang a picture of a pair of zebra made with the bark of a tree. The mayor of Shenyang also presented a silk painting of the Great Wall to the people of Yaounde.

Understand Yaounde

The basic situation of Yaounde

Yaounde is the capital of the Republic of Cameroon, it is the centre of national political, economic and cultural and the second largest city in the country too. The urban area is 256 square kilometers and the population is 1 million 920 thousand. The city is located in the hilly area in the south of the central plateau of Cameroon. There are plenty of hills and mountains rise and fall, and the urban area is distributed on 7 mountains, which are called the "The City of Seven Hills". The average elevation is about 750 meters, and the sanaga and neon rivers flow through the two sides of the city.

Geographical position

Yaounde is located in the north latitude 3 degrees 51 points, Tokyo 11 degrees 31 points, the city is located in the hilly area in the south of the central plateau of Cameroon, mountainous backdrop, the city is distributed on 7 mountains, which are called the "The City of Seven Hills",the average elevation is about 750m ,the sanaga and neon rivers flow through the two sides of the city.Danshan, the highest point in the city, is 1200m above sea level.the Monfield Baer moutain, peak at 1073m.From the top of the hill, the neatly built houses are built on the mountain and are reflected in the green trees clearly .

Climate

The climate of Yaounde is a tropical continental climate. There are four seasons in the whole year.From December to February, it is a dry season, from March to June is a rainy season, July to August was a mild drought season and the hard rain season is from September to November.The annual average temperature is about 24 degrees, the temperature of rainy season is between 18 to 28 degrees, and the dry season is 16 to 31 degrees.The annual rainfall is 1600 millimeters and the rainfall days are over 130 days.

History

Yaounde has a long history, archaeologists have discove a number of ancient pottery paintings with axes and palm kernels in the nearby tombs in the 1100 BC.It was a mountain land originally. The small villages of the indigenous Evendo people lived in dozens of humble cottages. The local residents called it "Evendo".Yaounde was built in 1880. From 1887 to 1889, Germany invaded Cameroon, where the first military post was built.In 1907, the Germans began building houses and establishing administrative authorities, forming the basic form of the city gradually.After the first World War, France took the place of Germany to occupy it and renamed it "Yaounde".In 1921, Yaounde became the capital of French colonial domination.After the independence of Cameroon in 1960, Yaounde became the capital of Cameroon.Since then, Cameroon's national institutions have been improved gradually, residents have surged, urban construction has undergone great changes, and the urban area has been expanding everywhere.

Administrative division

6 Districts in Yaounde

The northern cities are mostly Islamic cities. The southern cities have many characteristics of modern European cities, and their suburban areas retain their simple villages.The western part of the city is administrative district, including presidential palace, Prime Minister's office, government office building, conference building, etc.The eastern part of the city is a bustling business district with large supermarkets and shops.The east of suburb is an industrial area.

Economics

Yaounde is a consumer city basically, the city has the industry if wine, cigarettes, printing, machinery, leather, oil, clay, glass products, cocoa and wood processing, and other industrial enterprises.It is also a regional supply center for coffee, cocoa, dried coconut kernel, sucrose and rubber.Business is more active, the telecommunications industry develops faster and long-distance calls can be connected to all parts of the world. Mobile communications have been developing rapidly in recent years.

Yaounde is one of the major transport hub. It has international airports to connect with neighboring countries and other regions, as well as the west and northeast railway to Douala and Ngaoundere respectively and roads connecting the country's coastal and inland areas.

Culture and education

Yaounde has a large number of institutions of higher learning and culture, scientific research institutions and sports facilities.The famous comprehensive university, Yaounde University, built in 1962, is divided into 10 colleges, such as law school, College of Arts, College of science and Medical college. Currently, there are many institutions of higher learning such as the first university of Yaounde, the second university of Yaounde and the Catholic university, and the National Academy of judicial administration, which specializes in the training of government officials, and a multidisciplinary Army school with the reputation of the French African countries.There are also the Cameroon Pasteur Research Institute, the national library, archives, and many institutions such as education, scientific research, news, publication, and has a black art museum, the stadium, the national arboretum, etc.in the urban area.

In Cameroon, football is very popular. There are many First-division teams in Cameroon, Yaounde.

Friendly exchange

In order to promote friendly relations between Shenyang and African countries and develop the African market, Shenyang has established contact with Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, on the recommendation of the National Friendship Association.On August 28, 1998, at the invitation of the Shenyang municipal government, Yaounde vice mayor Ryan and other three people visited shenyang, and will have substantive consultations on the specific matters relating to the association of friendly cities. At the same time, they will also participate in a series of friendly month exchange activities such as "the forum for development and cooperation among world cities in twenty-first Century".On August 31, Sun xiangjian, vice mayor of shenyang, and Ryan, vice mayor of Yaounde, signed a letter of intent for the two cities.On December 7 of the same year, the Shenyang municipal government delegation visited the city of Yaounde. The mayors signed a letter on the friendly city relations agreement, and the two cities formally established a friendly city relationship.On June 1999, at the invitation of the Shenyang municipal government, Mr. Emma, mayor of Yaounde, led the delegation of Yaounde to Shenyang.During his stay in Shenyang, Xu Wencai, Secretary of the municipal Party committee, met with the mayor of the city of Maya. The Mayor was also awarded the title of "honorary citizen of Shenyang".On July 20, 2000, Shenyang municipal government officially transferred the reconstruction project of Yaounde municipal government square built without compensation to the mayor of Yaounde. The handover ceremony was held in Yaounde municipal government square after the reconstruction.On September 23, 2003, the president of the Republic of Cameroon, Paul Bea and his wife, the mayor of Cameroon, Nicola Amugu Norma and some members of the government of the Cameroon government made a friendly visit to Shenyang, and the mayor of Shenyang, Chen Zhenggao, met with visitors.On December 10, 2005,the Shenyang delegation headed by zhang xingxiang, deputy secretary of the provincial party committee and secretary of the municipal party committee, ended its friendly visit to South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt and Greece. During his visit to Cameroon, he met with secretary kong of the Yaounde municipal government and reached consensus on the next steps of economic, technological and urban construction cooperation with Yaounde.

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