Ngaoundéré is the capital of the Adamawa Region of Cameroon. Population is around 153000 habitants. The city is situated on the northern end of the railway from Yaoundé and named after a nearby mountain on Ngaoundéré plateau. Name Ngaoundéré means “ Navel”. The population expanded precipitously after completion of the railway in 1973 with a large percentage of that population originating from outside of Adamawa Region. Сity is an important communications hub, linking the south of Cameroon with the northern part of the country.