Republic of Congo profile

  • Full name: Republic of the Congo
  • Population: 4.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Brazzaville
  • Area: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, indigenous African languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous African beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Oil, timber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
  • GNI per capita: US $2,250 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .cg
  • International dialling code: +242

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