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Brazzaville

Updated: 2014-07-04

The date to be twinned with Changsha City: August 9th, 1982

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. It has a population of 1,018,541 in the city proper, and about 1.5 million in total when including the suburbs located in the Pool Region. city was founded on 10 September 1880. Industries present in Brazzaville include: machine shops, textiles, tanning, and manufacturing. As a key port on the Congo River, the city takes deliveries of raw materials, such as: rubber, wood and agricultural products. From here they are generally sent onward to Pointe-Noire for export. Area headquarters of WHO also locates here.

Relevant links: http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/congobrazzaville/congobrazzaville.html

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/congo_roc.htm