Bas-Congo, Congo Kinshasa
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The port town of Boma in Bas-Congo province was the capital city of the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo (the modern Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1 May 1886 to 1926, when it was moved to Léopoldville (since renamed Kinshasa). It exports tropical timber, bananas, cacao, and palm products.Boma was founded as a slaving station and entrepôt by merchants of several European countries in the 16th century.
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