Band-e Kong


Bandar-e Kong or Congo; The VOC never really had a trading station. However, from 1653 onwards an agent visited almost every year in order to buy pearls. In 1690 the VOC considered establishing a trading station in Congo for the purchase of pearls and gold and silver coins. But due to resistance from the Portuguese, who were intent on defending their interests in Congo, the VOC was forced to pull out of the Congo within that same year.