Yomou is a town located in southeastern Guinea. It is the capital of Yomou Prefecture. It has an estimated population of 29,138 (2008) growing from 9,661 (1996).
Youmou is the chief market town for the densely forested region of the Guinea Highlands. Main commodities sold in the town include rice, cassava, coffee,palm oil and kernels. The town is inhabited mainly inhabited by the Guerze ( Kpelle) and Mano (or Manon) peoples. The surrounding area borders Liberia to the east.
A number of refugees crossed the border to Yomou during the First and Second Liberian Civil Wars, accounting for its recent growth.