Bangassou

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Bangassou
Central market in Bangassou
Central market in Bangassou
Bangassou is located in Central African Republic
Bangassou
Bangassou
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 4°44′15″N 22°49′10″E / 4.737425°N 22.819462°E / 4.737425; 22.819462Coordinates: 4°44′15″N 22°49′10″E / 4.737425°N 22.819462°E / 4.737425; 22.819462
Country  Central African Republic
Prefecture Mbomou
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 35,305

Bangassou is a city in the south eastern Central African Republic, lying on the north bank of the Mbomou River. It has a population of 24,447[1] (2003 census) and is the capital of the Mbomou prefecture. It is known for its wildlife, market, and nearby Bangassou Airport and is linked by ferry to the Democratic Republic of Congo on the south bank. The city is also home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bangassou.

Axmin Mining Camp and Kembe Falls are located in the area.

History

Rubber being bought by French men at Bangassou, 1906

During the French colonial occupation of Congo Free State, the French military established a base at Bangassou. In 1922 the Spiritains established a Catholic mission in the town. In 1931 the société cotonnière Comouna built a cotton processing plant in the town. In 1935 the town became the capital of the Department of Mbomou. On 11 March 2013 Seleka rebels occupied the town.

Climate

Climate data for Bangassou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 34
(94)
35
(95)
34
(94)
33
(92)
33
(91)
32
(89)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(89)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(65)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21
(69)
20
(68)
19
(67)
19
(67)
20
(68)
19
(67)
18
(65)
19
(67)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
43
(1.7)
119
(4.7)
137
(5.4)
230
(9)
183
(7.2)
183
(7.2)
206
(8.1)
193
(7.6)
264
(10.4)
97
(3.8)
38
(1.5)
1,715
(67.5)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Central African Republic: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Bangassou, Central African Republic". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.


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