Pointe-Noire is the second largest city in the Republic of the Congo. It is a city that boasts a large economy next to Brazzaville and has a large number of citizens. Congo has a background of being occupied by European powers in the modern era, and European culture has spread considerably. Therefore, the official language is also designated as French rather than the language of the indigenous peoples of Africa.
Pointe-Noire is a port city in western Congo.
Pointe-Noire was originally a small settlement. In modern times, the area was occupied by France around 1883. In the 1900s, Pointe-Noire experienced rapid economic growth with the opening of a railroad linking Congo’s largest city, Brazzaville. After that, the Republic of the Congo achieved its independence, and Pointe Noire became a territory of the Republic of Congo.
Temperatures in Pointe Noire range from 20°C to 30°C throughout the year.
The official language of the Republic of the Congo is French. However, there are many other ethnic groups inhabiting the area, and tribal languages such as Congo and Lingala are also spoken.
The security situation is unstable in Pointe-Noire as thefts, robberies and assaults are common. Please do not go outside during the night hours.
Because Pointe-Noire is a port city, trade is most active. It is also very economically prosperous due to its strong trade with Central Africa and the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Congolese people account for about 50%. Others include European immigrants, Sangha and Mbochi.
About 50% are Christians. Others are Muslim.
CFA francs are used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Musee Cercle Africain
Museum in Pointe Noire. It is decorated with paintings created by artists not only from Pointe Noire, but from all over the Republic of the Congo. There are also historical exhibits.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
The cathedral at Pointe Noire. On Sundays, a large number of believers visit the church and hold services. Other days are relatively empty.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Côte sauvage
Famous beach in Pointe Noire. Couples and families are often seen playing on the white sand beach. The scenery is beautiful, the waves are strong, but you can enjoy a very beautiful view.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Mâ-Loango Regional Museum
Museum in Pointe Noire. The museum is off the beaten path, so don’t get lost. Here you can learn about the slave trade and the history of Pointe Noire.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Gorges of Diosso
A place called the Grand Canyon of Africa. The park surrounding the upper ridge of the canyon is very pretty and the scenery is breathtaking. It is a very beautiful sight with a vast expanse of nature.
Pointe Noire has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Pointe Noire Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.