|• Mayor||Andre Nkoghe Ella|
|Elevation||1,010 ft (308 m)|
A branch of the Trans-Gabon Railway was originally planned to terminate in the town, but the route was abandoned for what are often described as political reasons. At the time, the price of iron ore from the nearby iron ore mines was depressed. In 2006, proposals to build this branch with a possible extension to other iron ore mines at Mbala, Cameroon are being considered. At new deep water port at Santa Clara would be part of the project.
The town has one airport, Makokou Airport.
Its Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Victoires is the see of the Apostolic Vicariate of Makokou, the country's last Roman Catholic missionary circonscription