Official English Name: Republic of the Congo
Official Local Name(s): République du Congo
Common English Name: Congo
Capital: Brazzaville

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Official Language(s)

French
Secondary Languages: Lingala, Monokutuba, Kikongo

Resources

Petroleum, Timber, Potash, Lead, Zinc, Uranium, Copper, Phosphates, Gold, Magnesium, Natural gas, Hydropower

Neighbors

Gabon (West), Democratic Republic of the Congo (East), Central African Republic (North), Cameroon (Northwest), Angola (South)

Ethnic groups

Kongo (48%), Sangha (20%), Teke (17%), M'Bochi (12%)

People

Est. Population:

4,852,412

Demonym:

Congolese

Religions:

Roman Catholic (33.1%)
Christian Revival (22.3%)
Protestant (19.9%)
Atheist (11.3%)
Salutiste (2.2%)

Largest City:

Brazzaville (1,696,392)

Other Cities:

Pointe Noire (1,046,053)
Dolisie (157,147)

Geography

Region:

Central Africa

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (West)

Total Area:

342,000 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)

Total Land:

5,008 km

Total Coastline:

169 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Coastal plain
Southern and northern basins
Central plateau

Highest Point

Mount Berongou (903 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Flooding

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Denis Sassou Nguesso

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Clément Mouamba

Admin. Divisions

12 Departments

Independence:

15 August, 1960 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Lion

Nat'l Anthem:

La Congolaise

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$6,700 (USD)

Currency

FCFA (Central African Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FCFA (Central African Franc)560.81

Communication

Internet Code

.cg

Telephone Code

+242

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Cultural Notes

Masks from the era Kongo kingdom are still popular today in the country.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cf.html (Majority of information)
http://www.cnsee.org/Donnees/structurelle/Demographie/RepartPop.htm (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 November 2016