Congo (Republic of Congo)

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INFORMATION

Capital: Brazzaville

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso

Economy:

  • Mixture of subsistence agriculture, an industrial sector based largely on oil and support services, and government spending.
  • Oil is a mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports.

Population: 4,954,674 (2017)

Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Kongo: 48%
  • Sangha: 20%
  • M’Bochi: 12%
  • Teke: 17%
  • Europeans and other: 3%
Religions:

  • Christian: 50%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 48%
  • Muslim: 2%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: Congo, U.S. Sign Air Transport Agreement - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [East African] The United States and the Congo Republic have signed an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to deepen commercial ties between them.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: There are Two Congos - But New Book Finds it a Bit Tricky - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [allAfrica] A new book about the Democratic Republic of Congo has come in for some unwanted attention on Twitter.
  • Mon - Nov 19, 2018: Paris Concert to Honour Zaiko Langa Langa Greats - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Nation] A special tribute was paid to former members of the legendary Congolese band, Zaiko Langa Langa, at a show last night in Paris, France.