city in Central African Republic

Bangassou is the capital of the Mbomou prefecture in the Central African Republic on the river Mbomou near the border with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bangassou was occupied by rebels in 2013, and experienced violent clashes in 2017.

The market of Bangassou.

It is however known for the wildlife in the surrounding area and for its market. The city is home to an estimated number of 31,000 people.

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Map of Bangassou
  • 1 Bangassou Airport (BGU  IATA). A small, public use airport, not much more than a landing strip, but without direct international connections to further destinations.    

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The city's cathedral.

Besides wildlife, regional sights include the Kembé Falls (located about 80 km from the city, on the road to Bangui and near the town of Kembé).

  • 1 St Peter Claver Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint Pierre Claver de Bangassou). Historic Catholic church.    
  • Paroisse Christ-Roi de Bangassou.
  • Stade Municipal "Tata Sayo", playground.

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  • Centre culturel Saint Jean Paul II, book store that collects books ranging from different languages.

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  • The Mama Silvana's Crossroad Pork JOINT.

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