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Republic of the Congo

République du Congo  (French)
Repubilika ya Kôngo  (Kongo)
Republíki ya Kongó  (Lingala)
Motto: "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
(English: "Unity, Work, Progress")
Anthem: La Congolaise  (French)
Besi Kôngo  (Kongo)
(English: "The Congolese")
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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
Religion
(2015)[1]
Demonym(s)Congolese
GovernmentUnitarydominant-partysemi-presidentialrepublic
Denis Sassou Nguesso
Clément Mouamba
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
15 August 1960
Area
• Total
342,000 km2 (132,000 sq mi) (64th)
• Water (%)
3.3
Population
• 2018 estimate
5,244,359[2][3] (117th)
• Density
12.8/km2 (33.2/sq mi) (204th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$32.516 billion
• Per capita
$7,119[4]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$11.162 billion
• Per capita
$2,444[4]
Gini (2011)40.2[5]
medium
HDI (2018)Steady 0.608<[6]
medium · 138th
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+242
ISO 3166 codeCG
Internet TLD.cg

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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