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Physical Map of the Republic of the Congo with state boundaries, relief, major physical features like rivers, lakes, mountains, extreme points, etc.

The Republic of the Congo is located in northern Africa's western coast with a coastline of 169 km along the Atlantic Ocean. The country occupies an area of 342,000 sq. km.

As observed on the physical map above, the country has varying terrain. It includes coastal plains, plateaus, fertile river valleys, and mountains with around 70% of the nation being covered by rainforest. 

From the grasslands of the narrow coastal plain, the land rises into the rounded, low hills of the Bateka Plateau, and the elevated, mountainous regions along its western border with Gabon. Marked on the map, Mount Berongou, the Congo's highest point, is located in the upper reaches of the Crystal Mountains on the border with Gabon. It rises to about 903 meters. Further inland and to the northeast, the land flattens, covered by dense equatorial rainforest. 

The Congo River, the second-longest river in Africa and the sixth-longest river in the world, lies to the south and totals the length of 4,700 km. The Stanley Pool is a lake formed by the widening of the Congo River. It lies between the borders of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It covers an area that is about 35 kilometers (22 miles) long and 23 kilometers (14 miles) wide. The capital cities of both the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are located on the shores of Stanley Pool, and river ferries serve the area. The lowest point of the country is the Atlantic Ocean coastline (0 m).

Administrative Departments of Congo Map

Political Map of Congo showing 12 departments, their capitals, and the national capital of Brazzaville.

The Republic of the Congo has 12 departments as the top-level administrative division. In alphabetical order, they are: Bouenza, Brazzaville, Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Kouilou, Lekoumou, Likouala, Niari, Plateaux, Pointe-Noire, Pool, Sangha.

These departments are further divided into districts and communes.

With an area of 66,044 sq. km, Likouala is the largest department and Brazzaville, the national capital, is the most populous one.

Where is Congo?

Map showing location of Congo in the world.

Congo or the Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere of the Earth. With the Equator passing through the country, it has territories in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The four sovereign nations of Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo bound the country to the west, northwest, northeast, and southeast respectively. Cabinda, an exclave of Angola, lies to the south of Congo. The country also has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Congo Bordering Countries: The Central African Republic, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

Regional Maps: Map of Africa

Outline Map of Congo

Outline map of Congo

This outline map shows the country of the Republic of Congo. 

Blank outline map of Congo

Blank outline map of Congo. Can be used for coloring. Free download and print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of the Congo
Capital City Brazzaville
4 15 S, 15 17 E
Independence 15 August 1960 (from France)

Geography

Total Area 342,000.00 km2
Land Area 341,500.00 km2
Water Area 500.00 km2
Total Border 5,008.0 km
Coastline 169.0 km
Bordering Countries Angola 231 km, Cameroon 494 km, Central African Republic 487 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1229 km, Gabon 2567 km
Climate Tropical; rainy season (march to june); dry season (june to october); persistent high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the equator
Coordinates 1 00 S, 15 00 E
Mean Elevation 430 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Atlantic Ocean
Highest Elevation 903 m
Mount Berongou

Demographics

Population 5,380,508
Major Cities
  1. Brazzaville (2,388,090)
  2. Pointe-Noire (1,214,281)
Ethnic Groups Kongo 40.5%, Teke 16.9%, Mbochi 13.1%, foreigner 8.2%, Sangha 5.6%, Mbere/Mbeti/Kele 4.4%, Punu 4.3%, Pygmy 1.6%, Oubanguiens 1.6%, Duma 1.5%, Makaa 1.3%, other and unspecified 1% (2014-15 est.)
Languages French (official), French Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
Religions Roman Catholic 33.1%, Awakening Churches/Christian Revival 22.3%, Protestant 19.9%, Salutiste 2.2%, Muslim 1.6%, Kimbanguiste 1.5%, other 8.1%, none 11.3% (2010 est.)

Economy

Currency Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)
GDP $10.82 Billion
GDP Per Capita $2,011.07
Exports Petroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds

This page was last updated on October 11, 2020

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