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Republic of the Congo
République du Congo  (French)
Motto: "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
"Unity, Work, Progress"
Anthem: La Congolaise  (French)
The Congolese
Location of  Republic of the Congo  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Republic of the Congo  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Brazzaville
4°16′S15°17′E / 4.267°S 15.283°E / -4.267; 15.283
Official languagesFrench
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
DemonymCongolese
GovernmentPresidential republic
Denis Sassou Nguesso
Clément Mouamba
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from France
15 August 1960
Area
• Total
342,000 km2 (132,000 sq mi) (64th)
• Water (%)
3.3
Population
• 2014 estimate
4,662,446[1] (124th)
• Density
12.8/km2 (33.2/sq mi) (204th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$31.157 billion[2]
• Per capita
$6,985[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$9.769 billion[2]
• Per capita
$2,190[2]
Gini (2011)40.2[3]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.592[4]
medium · 135th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneWAT(UTC+1)
Drives on theright
Calling code+242
ISO 3166 codeCG
Internet TLD.cg

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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