Ouésso

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Ouésso
Ouésso at night (2015)
Ouésso at night (2015)
Ouesso District Republic of the Congo.jpg
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Ouésso is located in Republic of the Congo
Ouésso
Ouésso
Location in the Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 1°36′49″N 16°03′06″E / 1.61361°N 16.05167°E / 1.61361; 16.05167
CountryFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo
RegionSangha Region
DistrictOuésso District
CityVille de Ouésso
Area
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total31,062
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)

Ouésso is a town in the northern Republic of the Congo, lying on the Sangha River and surrounded by rainforest. It is linked by ferry with Brazzaville and is known for the pygmy people who live nearby. It is the capital of the Sangha Region.

It is served by Ouésso Airport.

Climate[edit]

Ouésso has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am).

Climate data for Ouesso
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
32
(89)
32
(90)
33
(91)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(85)
29
(85)
30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(69)
21
(69)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21
(69)
20
(68)
21
(70)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
79
(3.1)
150
(5.9)
130
(5)
150
(6)
120
(4.6)
79
(3.1)
150
(6.1)
220
(8.7)
230
(8.9)
150
(6)
84
(3.3)
1,600
(62.8)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Timeline[edit]

2007[edit]

In April 2007, a Korean consortium proposed to build a railway to Ouésso from Brazzaville, in exchange for a concession to harvest timber.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Ouesso, Republic of Congo". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Ouésso railway

Coordinates: 01°36′49″N 16°03′06″E / 1.61361°N 16.05167°E / 1.61361; 16.05167