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Republic of the Congo

Official English Name: Republic of the Congo

Official Local Name(s): République du Congo

Common English Name: Congo

Capital: Brazzaville

REGION
Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Gabon (West)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (East)
Central African Republic (North)
Cameroon (Northwest)
Angola (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
342,000 km2 (99.9% land, 0.1% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Petroleum
Timber
Potash
Lead
Zinc
Uranium
Copper
Phosphates
Gold
Magnesium
Natural gas
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Floods
DEMONYM
Congolese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Kongo (48%)
Sangha (20%)
Teke (17%)
M’Bochi (12%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Lingala
Monokutuba
Kikongo
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (33.1%)
Christian Revival (22.3%)
Protestant (19.9%)
Atheist (11.3%)
Salutiste (2.2%)
POPULATION
4,852,412
LARGEST CITY
Brazzaville (1,696,392)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Pointe Noire (1,046,053)
Dolisie (157,147)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Denis Sassou Nguesso
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Clément Mouamba
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
12 Departments
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
15 August, 1960 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
La Congolaise
GDP PER CAPITA
$6,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
FCFA (Central African Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = CFA619.24
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cg
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+242

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

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