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The River Congo is the longest navigable waterway on the whole of
Africa, and serves as the natural border between Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Pointe-Noire, The River Congo.
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Countries neighbouring the Republic of Congo are Gabon,
Cameroon, Central African Republic,
Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
The River Congo is not totally navigable due to rapids, but it is
still a major trading and transportation artery for the Republic of Congo and neighbouring
countries; a journey into the heart of Africa itself.
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The French explorer and colonial administrator in Africa, Pierre
Savorgnan de Brazza, of France, first visited the area between 1879 and 1880.
The Italian-born, naturalised Frenchman signed treaties with local
rulers, effectively placing the territory under French protection and putting in motion
the establishment of French Equatorial Africa.
In 1884, Pierre Paul Francois Camille Savorgnan de Brazza founded the
city of Brazzaville.
Brazzaville was the main city of the French (Middle) Congo and became
the seat of government for the federation, and the capital of Congo after independence.
The French failed in attempts to tie their territories together after
the Second World War, and began to grant them independence.
In 1960 the Middle Congo became the independent Republic of Congo.
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Hotels in Brazzaville
67 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Brazzaville, Congo.
The comfortable rooms at Mikhael's Boutique Hotel in Brazzaville are
minutes away from Basilique Sainte-Anne, and close to Brazzaville Cathedral.
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An important port on the Republic of Congo's narrow access to the
Atlantic Ocean; not only for the Republic of Congo, but its rail connection with
Brazzaville is used by the Central African Republic too.
The first European to explore the area was Diogo Cao, in 1482. The
Portuguese navigator marked his discovered territories with the Portuguese royal arms
inscribed upon four pillars.
Three of these markers have been recovered, and placed in museums.
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