Located in the continent of Africa, Congo covers 341,500 square kilometers of land and 500 square kilometers of water, making it the 64th largest nation in the world with a total area of 342,000 square kilometers.
The Congo became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of The Congo is 4,125,916 (2010) and the nation has a density of 12 people per square kilometer.
The currency of The Congo is the CFA Franc BEAC (XAF). As well, the people of The Congo are refered to as Congolese.
The dialing code for the country is 242 and the top level internet domain for Congolese sites is .cg.
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|Density||12.1 / km2 ( 31.3 / mi2 )|
|Currency||CFA Franc BEAC|
|GDP||14,135,462,556 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||3,426 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||341,500 km2 (131,854 mi2)|
|Water Area||500 km2 (193 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||The Central African Republic, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo|
What is the capital of The Congo?
Brazzaville is the capital city of Congo. It has a population of 1,284,609, and is located on a latitue of -4.27 and longitude of 15.28.
Brazzaville is also the political center of Congo, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Brazzaville, the Capital Of The Congo
|Elevation||284 meters over sea level|
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