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 (brăz′ə-vĭl′, brä-zä-vēl′)
The capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo, in the southern part of the country on the Congo River across from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Founded by the French in the 1880s, it is a trade center and major port.


(French brazavil)
(Placename) the capital of Congo-Brazzaville, in the south on the River Congo. Pop: 1 153 000 (2005 est)
[C19: named after Pierre de Brazza (1852–1905), French explorer]


(ˈbræz əˌvɪl, ˈbrɑ zə-)

the capital of the Republic of the Congo, in the S part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. 585,812.
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Noun1.Brazzaville - the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
French Congo, Republic of the Congo, Congo - a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
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Existing Warid customers in Congo Brazzaville will join Airtel's global network of over 280 million customers and benefit from 'One Airtel' roaming rates across Africa and South Asia.
In June 2011, reports were received of an outbreak of a new drug-resistant form of malaria in southwest Brazzaville.
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Summary: At least 206 people have died in the Republic of Congo as explosions ripped through an arms depot in the capital Brazzaville.
RABAT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Morocco sent urgent humanitarian and medical relief to Congo, and will set up a mobile militry hospital following a series of blasts that hit weapons depots in the capital Brazzaville on Sunday, killing and injuring hundreds of people.
A series of explosions at a weapons depot located on the banks of the Congo River in the capital, Brazzaville, have killed about 200 people and injured about 200 more government and hospital officials in the Republic of Congo say.