Mossendjo

Mossendjo is a town located in the Niari Region of the Republic of the Congo.

Mossendjo
Mossendjo is located in Republic of the Congo
Mossendjo
Mossendjo
Location in the Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 2°57′02″S 12°43′34″E / 2.95056°S 12.72611°E / -2.95056; 12.72611
CountryFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo
RegionNiari Region
DistrictMossendjo District
Area
 • Total5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation
529 m (1,736 ft)
Population
 (2007 census)
 • Total13,238
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)

RailwaysEdit

The town lies on the Mbinda branch of the Congo railway system.[citation needed]

InfrastructureEdit

Mossendjo is a city of approximately 10,000 people. It is the regional hub city of the Chaillu Massif mountainous region, north of Dolisie and south of Mayoko and Mbinda. The infrastructure of Mossendjo has been improved since 2006, owing to the Congo government's program of revitalizing Mossendjo and Dolisie. New streets and sewage drainage systems have been constructed in both cities.[citation needed]

Mossendjo Airport has regularly scheduled airline service to Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, via Air Maouene. Road access to Dolisie and Mayoko still is via rough, sometimes graded dirt roads. The region has cell phone coverage service by TelCel.[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

Logging has been a primary industry in the Mossendjo-Mbinda region. Some mineral exploration for iron, gold, and diamonds occurs throughout the region, but no commercial mines are in production. Little agricultural production occurs in the Mossendjo-Mbinda region apart from gathering of bananas and local forest fruits.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 2°57′S 12°44′E / 2.950°S 12.733°E / -2.950; 12.733