Kisangani

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Kisangani (formerly Stanleyville) is the third largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is the capital and largest city of the vast Orientale Province (roughly the size of Spain) in the Congo Basin. The city is found at the furthest navigable point on the Congo River upstream of Kinshasa/Brazzaville at the end of the Boyoma Falls, a series of cataracts along a 100 km stretch of the river. The city's name comes from Swahili for "the city on the island" due to the number of tributaries in the area that almost completely separate Kisangani as an island.

Kisangani was a former port known as Stanleyville after its founder Henry Morton Stanley.It traded palm oil and nuts throughout the Congo.After the Congo gained it's independence and years later was ruled by President Mobutu Se Seko he renamed he town Kisangani in order to Africanise his country.Since then Kisangani has remained a major port for the tribes in the northern region in the country.

Country:
DR Congo
Region:
Africa
Population:
940,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Best wireless carrier:
Power:
230V50Hz

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