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Ogooué Lolo, Gabon
Founded in 1883 by Savorgnan de Brazza, the city is called first Madiville, which means "city of the oil" because of its vegetation
consists mainly of oil palms. Savorgnan de Brazza became the first explorer to reach this part of the banks of the Ogooué, in 1877.
The Adouma installed around Lastoursville surprised when explorers by their craftsmen abilities and remarkable sales organization
for trade with other ethnic groups the oil they produce.


Lastoursville name comes from a mining engineer, collaborator Savorgnan de Brazza, Rigail Lastours, who founded the post Madiville,

built opposite the island Fetish. He died two years later and his grave still dominates the river on the heights of the city that takes

from that day, the name of Lastoursville.

Several revolts between 1896 and 1929, the most famous are those of Mayombo then Wongo. The post was abandoned by the authorities,

who give this area the supervision of the SHO (Society of Upper Ogooué) until 1909, when a position is then reinstalled, not without difficulties.

Today Lastoursville approximately 10,000 people and runs along the Ogooué, its administrative districts overlooking the left bank of the river

on the board. At the crossroads of major routes of Ogooué-Lolo Lastoursville became the appointment of forest.

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