Brazzaville

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Brazzaville
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Coordinates: 4°16′04″S 15°17′31″E / 4.26778°S 15.29194°E / -4.26778; 15.29194
KintraRepublic o the Congo
Caipital destrictBrazzaville
Foondit1883
Foondit biPierre Savorgnan de Brazza
Govrenment
 • MayorHugues Ngouelondélé (nonpartisan)
Area
 • Total263.9 km2 (101.9 sq mi)
Elevation
320 m (1,050 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total1,307,911
 • Density4956.08/km2 (12,836.2/sq mi)
Area code(s)242
Brazzaville (2005)

Brazzaville is the caipital an lairgest city o the Republic o the Congo an is locatit on the Congo River. As o the 2007 census, it haes a population o 1,373,382 in the city proper, an aboot 2 million in tot whan includin the suburbs locatit in the Pool Region.[1] The populous city o Kinshasa (mair nor 10 million indwallers in 2009),[2] caipital o the Democratic Republic o the Congo, lees juist athort the Congo River frae Brazzaville. Thegither wi Kinshasa, the combined conurbation o Kinshasa-Brazzaville haes sicweys near 12 million indwallers (awbesit signeeficant poleetical an infrastructur challenges prevent the twa cities frae functionin wi ony meaninfu connection). Ower a third o the population o the Republic o Congo lies in the caipital, an it is hame tae 40% o non-ferm employment. It is an aa a financial an admeenistrative caipital.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Répartition de la population par Départements et Communes en 1984 et projetée de 2000 à 2015" (in French). Centre National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (CNSEE), Republic of the Congo. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Monographie de la Ville de Kinshasa" (SWF) (in French). Unité de Pilotage du Processus d'Elaboration et de mise œuvre de la Stratégie pour la Réduction de la Pauvreté (UPPE-SRP). Retrieved 19 Januar 2007.