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Page 32. " your Company's station "

This is Matadi, the port town founded by Henry Morton Stanley in 1879. Situated on the left bank of the Congo River, 148 km from the mouth and about 8 km below the rapids that make the river impassable for a long stretch, it remains the chief sea port of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Matadi (c. 1906)
Public DomainMatadi (c. 1906) - Credit: A. Kloos