Kouilou Region



This coastal area contains several notable cultural and historic sights, including the city of Pointe Noire. The traditional village of Diosso (20 mi/30 km from Pointe Noire) is where the Loango kings are buried. Note the cannons, which are fired on the occasion of royal coronations. The old port of Sounda is where slaves embarked for exile across the Atlantic, and there is a memorial "slave forest" there. 240 mi/385 km west of Brazzaville.

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