Bondo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Bondo
Bondo is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bondo
Bondo
Location in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 3°49′N 23°41′E / 3.817°N 23.683°E / 3.817; 23.683
Country Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Orientale Province
District Bas-Uele District
Population (2009)
 • Total 19,601

Bondo is a town in north-central Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Bas-Uele District, Orientale Province, about 200 km north-west of Buta. Bondo lies mainly on the north bank of the Uele River. As of 2009 it had an estimated population of 19,601.[1]

A branch line of the now-defunct Vicicongo narrow gauge railway terminates on the south bank. The railway branch line from Aketi was made by the Belgian state in the 1920-th.

The town has an 1300m airstrip, but is relatively inaccessible by other means as it is served only by earth tracks impassable after heavy rain. River crossings on Uele is made by canoes. Navigation on the Uele is restricted by cataracts.

Bondo is a base for reaching the Bili Forest lying on an earth track going east from the town. The Bili chimpanzee found in the forest has in the past been called the 'Bondo Mystery Ape'.

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Coordinates: 3°49′N 23°41′E / 3.817°N 23.683°E / 3.817; 23.683