Where is Republic of the Congo?

Located in Central Africa, Republic of the Congo has a 5,008.00 km border with Angola (231 km), Cameroon (494 km), Central African Republic (487 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1,229 km) and Gabon (2,567 km). It has a 169.00 km coastline. The location of the boundary in the Congo River is undefined with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Republic of the Congo is an African country covering 342,000.00 km2 of which 0.15% is water and 341,500.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 63rd largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Montana. Its geographic coordinates are 1 00 S, 15 00 E and Brazzaville is the capital city.

The congo is named for the Congo River, which lies on its eastern border.

Its ISO code is CG.

Geography

Republic of the Congo has a mean elevation of 430 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate with a rainy season from March to June and a dry season from June to October. Its terrain consists of a coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, and northern basin.

Population

Republic of the Congo has a population of 4,852,412 making it the 124th largest in the world.

French is the official language; Lingala and Monokutuba are widely spoken. The majority ethnic groups are Kongo, Sangha, and M'Bochi. The majority of the population identifies as Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 242.

Government

Republic of the Congo is an independent country. It became independent from France in 1960. Its constitution was last ratified in 2005.

Economy

The currency of Republic of the Congo is the Franc (XAF).

Its major export partners are China, Italy, and India. Its main exports are petroleum, lumber, and plywood. Its major import partners are China, France, and South Korea. Its major imports include capital equipment, construction materials, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on December 16th, 2017