Pool Department

Pool is a department of the Republic of the Congo in the southeastern part of the country. It borders the departments of Bouenza, Lékoumou, and Plateaux, and internationally, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also surrounds the commune district of the national capital, Brazzaville. The regional capital is Kinkala. Principal towns include Boko, Kindamba and Mindouli. In the early 2000s, the Pool region was the home of a low-level insurgency led by Pasteur Ntumi. The region is named after the Pool Malebo (formerly Stanley Pool), which is a particularly wide stretch of the Congo River.

Pool is divided into six districts:

  1. Boko District
  2. Kindamba District
  3. Kinkala District
  4. Mayama District
  5. Mindouli District
  6. Ngabe District

Departments of the Republic of the Congo
  • Bouenza
  • Brazzaville
  • Cuvette
  • Cuvette-Ouest
  • Kouilou
  • Lékoumou
  • Likouala
  • Niari
  • Plateaux
  • Pointe-Noire
  • Pool
  • Sangha

Coordinates: 4°21′41″S 14°45′52″E / 4.36139°S 14.76444°E / -4.36139; 14.76444

Famous quotes containing the words department and/or pool:

    “Which is more important to you, your field or your children?” the department head asked. She replied, “That’s like asking me if I could walk better if you amputated my right leg or my left leg.”
    —Anonymous Parent. As quoted in Women and the Work Family Dilemma, by Deborah J. Swiss and Judith P. Walker, ch. 2 (1993)

    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
    Joan Didion (b. 1934)