"Pointe Noire in brief" Pointe-Noire by noprejudiceguy

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A City In Congo Pointe Noire

The capital is the city of Brazzaville.Pointe Noire or Point Black in english is a small laidback commercial capital of Republic Of Congo,Congo's sparse population is concentrated in the southwestern portion of the country, leaving the vast areas of tropical jungle in the north virtually uninhabited. Thus, Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with 85% of its total population living in a few urban areas, namely in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or one of the small cities or villages lining the 332-mile railway which connects the two cities.

The first European contacts came in the late 15th century, and commercial relationships were quickly established with the kingdoms--trading for slaves captured in the interior. The coastal area was a major source for the transatlantic slave trade.

  • Last visit to Pointe-Noire: Apr 2008
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