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Congo Facts

  • Name: Congo
    (long form) Republic of the Congo
  • Capital City: Brazzaville (1,018,541 pop.)
  • Congo Population: 4,492,689 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Central African CFA franc
    (conversion rates)

    Central African CFA francs
    1000 Central African CFA francs
  • Ethnicity: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
  • GDP total: $19.27 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $4,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, Loubomo, Nkayi, Mossendjo
  • Name: 'Congo' is derived from the Bantu kingdom Kongo, and translates to mean "hunters"
  • National Day: August 15
  • Religion: Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%
  • Symbols

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