Flag of the Republic of Congo

Flag of the Republic of Congo

  • Officially ยป Rรฉpublique du Congo (French)
    • Republic of the Congo (English)
  • Capital ยป Brazzaville

Not to be confused with the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Facts

  • Population ยป ~ 5 million
  • Languages ยป French (Official), indigenous African languages
  • Religions ยป Christianity, indigenous African beliefs
  • Life expectancy ยป 63 years (men), 66 years (women)
  • Currency ยป CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc
  • Country Calling Code ยป +242

Geography

  • Area ยป 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
  • Located on the western coast of Central Africa
  • Congo is bordered by Gabon to the east; Cameroon to the northwest, Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast, the Angolanย exclaveย ofย Cabinda to the south; and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Terrain

  • North-East: two thirds of the country are covered by equatorial forest, savanna in the south, coastal plains, fertile valleys, forested flood plains.

Climate

  • Tropical. (climate is equatorial with two reversed seasons–half of the country lies above, half below the Equator).
  • Climate info for Pointe-Noire (pop. ~ 450k) ยป Weather and Climate
Map of the Republic of Congo (Source ยป France, 2021)

Map of the Republic of Congo (Source ยป France, 2021)

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