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Brazzaville

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Introduction

Bullet Riddled Brazzaville

Bullet Riddled Brazzaville

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Brazzaville is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Congo and has about 1 million inhabitants in the city but 1.5 million in the larger metropolitan area. It is located in the south of the country along the shores of the Congo River and Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is located on the other side, facing eachother. The city was founded in 1880 and is home to over a third of the total population of the country. It functions as the economical and administrative hart of the country but has not much to offer for travellers.

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Sights and Activities

  • St. Anne's Basilica
  • Nabemba Tower
  • Marien Nguouabi Mausoleum
  • Brazzaville Zoo

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Weather

Brazzaville is hot and humid year round, with temperatures usually around 30 °C during the day and 20 °C at night, with a few degrees difference between the hottest and coolest month. Rain falls evenly spread out, but the June to August period is a bit drier as well as a little less hot.

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Getting There

By Plane

Maya-Maya Airport (BZV) near Brazzaville receives several international flights. Airlines flying to Brazzaville include Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Air Mauritanie (Nouakchott) Cameroon Airlines (Douala) Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa), Hewa Bora Airways (Douala, Kinshasa), Interair South Africa (Cotonou, Johannesburg), TAAG Angola Airlines (Luanda, Pointe-Noire), Kenya Airways (Nairobi) and Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca, Douala).

Domestic flights are mainly between Brazzaville and Point Noire on the Atlantic coast.

By Boat

There are regular ferries across the Congo River to Kinshasa as well as further away towards Bangui in the Central African Republic

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