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Where is The Congo?

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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.

The Congo shares land borders with 5 countries: Angola, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon.

To learn more, visit our detailed Congo section.

Quick facts

Population 4,125,916
Density 12.1 / km2 ( 31.3 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 1960
Capital Brazzaville (Brazzaville)
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
Minimum Longitude 11.210
Maximum Longitude 18.650
Mininum Latitude -5.030
Maximum Latitude 3.700

What is the capital of The Congo?

map showing the location of The Congo
Location of Brazzaville on a map.

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

City Brazzaville
Country The Congo
Population 1,284,609
Longitude 15.28318000
Latitude -4.26613000
Elevation 284 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.