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Pool Malebo,lakelike expansion of the Congo River, c.320 sq mi (830 sq km), along the Congo (Kinshasa)–Congo (Brazzaville) border, W central Africa, c.350 mi (560 km) from the Congo's mouth. It is 22 mi (35 km) long and 14 mi (23 km) wide. Bamu Island (c.70 sq mi/180 sq km) is at its western end. Kinshasa and Brazzaville are important ports on its shores.
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