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Pointe-Noire

Administration
Full namePointe-Noire
Official namePointe-Noire
CountryRepublic of the Congo
DepartmentPointe Noire Department
CommunePointe-Noire
Government
MayorRoland Bouiti-Viaudo
Geography
Total Area441.6 sq mi (1144 km2)
Demography
Total Population634995 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)

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Pointe-Noire is the second largest city in the Republic of the Congo, following the capital of Brazzaville, and an autonomous department since 2004. Before this date it was the capital of the Kouilou region (now a separate department). It is situated on a headland between Pointe-Noire Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Pointe-Noire is the main commercial centre of the country and has a population of 715,334 (2007) , expanding to well over 1 million when the entire metropolitan area is taken into account.


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