Dolisie

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Dolisie
(Loubomo)
Dolisie.jpg
Dolisie is located in Republic of the Congo
Dolisie
Dolisie
Location in the Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 4°11′59″S 12°40′26″E / 4.19972°S 12.67389°E / -4.19972; 12.67389
Country Republic of the Congo
Department Niari Department
District Kimongo District
Founded 1934
Founded by Albert Dolisie
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 83,798
Area code(s) 242

Dolisie, known as Loubomo between 1975 and 1991, is a city in the western province of Niari in the Republic of the Congo. It is the country's third largest city, and an important commercial centre. The city lies on the eastern edge of the coastal rainforest, and has a population of 83,798 (2007 census).[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded as a station on the Congo-Ocean Railway, and it was named after Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza's lieutenant Albert Dolisie. It became a thriving city thanks to the wealth of the railway, and it had 20,000 inhabitants in 1972. The city's name changed to Loubomo in 1975, and soon it became the third largest city in Congo-Brazzaville. The civil war of the late 1990s caused an exodus of rural people towards cities, and Loubomo's population has significantly increased since then.

Economy[edit]

Dolisie is a major rail center. Its location marks the link between the east-west Congo-Ocean Railway and the Mbinda line which runs north to the border with Gabon at Mbinda. Dolisie is also home to numerous small industries (wood, lumber).

Transport[edit]

Dolise is home to Dolisie Airport.

Dolisie railway station is near the railway junction of Monto Bello.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Dolisie is twinned with:

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dolisie
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(89)
31
(87)
28
(83)
26
(79)
27
(80)
28
(82)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29.7
(85.2)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(71)
21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(71)
21
(70)
19
(67)
18
(64)
18
(65)
19
(67)
21
(70)
22
(71)
22
(71)
20.5
(68.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 124
(4.9)
168
(6.6)
206
(8.1)
200
(8)
94
(3.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
8
(0.3)
71
(2.8)
213
(8.4)
168
(6.6)
1,252
(49.4)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 census". 
  2. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Dolisie, Republic of Congo". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  • Decalo S., Thompson V. & Adloff R. 1984. Historical dictionary of Congo Pg 180. USA: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Coordinates: 4°12′S 12°40′E / 4.200°S 12.667°E / -4.200; 12.667