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Brazzaville, Congo

Brazzaville is the capital of the Congo. It is located on the north bank of the Congo river. This city was set up in 1883 when the Ntamo village was 'bought' by the French, who subsequently developed it into a European administrative and residential center. The center of the city is the focus of administration and commerce.

The city is well connected because of the river and ports. The port facilities were developed after World War II. Most of the shipping is transit trade from other African countries. Brazzaville is a large city with a population of over 760,00. Some of the important buildings and institutions in the city include the Roman Catholic cathedral, national university, the Poto-Poto School of African Art, and the regional headquarters of the World Health Organization.

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