Republic of the Congo is located in the west of the African Continent, with a population of 4,366,266, making it the 124th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Brazzaville with a total population of 1,307,911. The country
encompasses 342,000 square kilometers making it the 64th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Central
African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the North Atlantic Ocean, Gabon and Cameroon.

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and achieves that status through
popular vote and holds that position for seven years and is eligible for a second term.
Its form of government is a republic and
they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 20th of January 2002.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Lingala, Monokutuba and local languages and dialects of which
Kikongo is the most widespread. It counts among its major religions Christian, Animist and Muslim. As sources of mass
communication it has 1  AM, 5 FM, 3 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Berongou, its highest point at 903 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are the Congo and Oubanqui rivers, which measures 4,385 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum extraction, cement, lumber,
brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour and cigarettes. Its official currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Republic of the Congo. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of
Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo.
Congo River looking
towards the
Democratic Republic of
the Congo
Oubanqui River near
Dongou and the
border with the Central
African Republic
Elephant somewhere
in the Dzjanja National
Brazzaville- the capital
and largest city of
Republic of the Congo
Pointe-Noir on the
Atlantic Ocean- the
lowest and
southernmost point of
the Republic of the
Sangha River
The Ubangi River- the
easternmost point of
the Republic of Congo
on the border with the
Democratic Republic of
Town of Mbinda near
Mont Berongou- the
highest point of the
Republic of the Congo
on the Gabon border
Congolese children in
school uniforms
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
3.4% (2009 est.)


Betou- the
northernmost point of
the Republic of Congo
on the border with the
Democratic Republic of
the Congo and Central
African Republic
Republic of the Congo
border crossing into
the Angolan exclave of
Fisherman at
Republic of the
Congo's westernmost
point on the border of
Ogooue River on
Republic of the
Congo's border with
Ouesso on Republic of
the Congo's border
with Cameroon
Muamba- a traditional
Congolese dish of
chicken in palm oil
Congolese woman in
traditional dress
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