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Costermansville

[kos-ter-muh nz-vil, kaw-ster-] /ˈkɒs tər mənzˌvɪl, ˈkɔ stər-/
noun
1.
former name of Bukavu.
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Costermansville

/ˈkɒstəmənzˌvɪl/
noun
1.
the former name (until 1966) of Bukavu
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Bukavu

city, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, central Africa, on a peninsula extending into Lake Kivu. It is a commercial and industrial centre, a lake port, and a tourist city with road access northwest to Kisangani, southwest to Kasai, south to Lubumbashi, and to East Africa. There is also air transport to other Congolese cities and to Burundi. The region is known for agricultural products (coffee, tea, tobacco, quinine, strawberries), livestock, and tin and gold. More than 100,000 tons of cargo pass through the port annually, and the city is headquarters for tourists bound for Goma and the Virunga National Park. The city has a school of social studies, a teacher-training college, and a scientific-research institute. It also has a brewery, printing plant, and the Mururu hydroelectric installation

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