Which country is Brazzaville located?
The capital Brazzaville is a modern city with more than a million inhabitants. Brazzaville is located by the Malebo Pool, a lake formed by the Congo River before its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. It is located exactly opposite the sister city of Kinshasa, on the other bank of the Malebo pool. The city was named after the Frenchman Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who wanted to create a military station on the right bank of the Malebo pool. He negotiated with the chief Makoko, who ceded the area to him in 1880 for a corresponding purchase sum.
Brazzaville grew rapidly and became the capital of French Congo. By 1900, about 5,000 inhabitants lived in the city. Today it is 1.8 million. The oldest building in the city is the cathedral, built around 1900, which had developed from the Catholic mission station located there. A modern landmark of Brazzaville is the 106-meter-high Tour Nabemba. Today, an important banking center for Central Africa is located in Brazzaville. With the Marien Ngouabi University, the city is home to an important research institution for tropical medicine.
Why is Congo called Brazzaville?
Are Brazzaville and Kinshasa the same city?
Which Congo is Brazzaville in?