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Republic of the Congo Overview
Congo (Republic) (Republic of the Congo), state in Central Africa, bounded in the southeast by the Congo. There is hardly any industry, the most important export good is oil. In addition, precious woods and mining (lead and zinc ores) are important. The population consists mainly of Bantu peoples.
History: The coast at the mouth of the Congo, where French missionaries had been active since 1766, was a slave trading area until the 19th century. Today’s Republic of the Congo was a French colony from the 1880s and gained independence in 1960 as the Congo (Brazzaville).
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Republic of the Congo. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Republic of the Congo
- License plate: RCB
- ISO-3166: CG, COG (178)
- Internet domain:.cg
- Currency: CFA franc
- Area: 342,000 km²
- Population (2019): 5.4 million
- Capital: Brazzaville
- Official language (s): French
- Form of government: Presidential Republic
- Administrative division: 10 departments and 2 city departments
- Head of State: President Denis Sassou-Nguesso (since October 25, 1997)
- Head of Government: Clément Mouamba (since April 24, 2016)
- Religion (s) (2010): 77% Christians (Catholics, Protestants, other Christians); 11% non-denominational, 8% other / n / a, followers of traditional local religions, Muslims
- Time zone: Central European Time
- National holiday: August 15th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): Central Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 3 ° 50 ‘north and 5 ° south latitude and 11 ° and 18 ° 40’ east longitude
- Climate: Tropical rainforest climate
- Highest mountain: Mont Nabemba (1,020 m)
- Road network (2017): 3 111 km (paved), 20 213 km (unpaved)
- Railway network (2014): 510 km
- Annual population growth (2020): 2.3%
- Birth rate (2020): 32.6 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2020): 8.7 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 19.5 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 61.3 years (men 59.9; women 62.7)
- Age structure (2020): 41.6% younger than 15 years, 3.2% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2018): 80.3%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 95 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 9 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 2,534
- Total GDP (2019): US $ 12 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 1,750
- Education expenditure (2018): 3.6% of GDP
- Military expenditure (2019): 2.7% of GDP
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 9.5%
The population consists predominantly of Bantu peoples. About half belong to the people of the Congo; other groups are Teke (20%), Mboshi (15%) and others. A small minority of pygmies live in the forest and swamp areas of the NE. The average population density is 15 residents / km 2. The main settlement area is the south, large parts of the north and northeast are almost uninhabited. As a result of the continuing rural exodus, two thirds of the Congolese already live in cities, especially in the centers of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. Other important cities are Dolisie (formerly Loubomo) and Nkayi. The lingala and kituba languages are mainly spoken around Brazzaville.
The biggest cities in the Republic of the Congo
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The constitution guarantees freedom of religion. All religious communities are legally equal. It is difficult to make binding statements on religious affiliation, as the data collected by different institutions differ from one another. In addition, as is quite common in other African countries, many respondents assign themselves to several faiths and / or religious practices at the same time, which reflects the reality of a widespread syncretistic exercise of faith, but prevents a clear statistical picture.
About 80–90% of the population can be attributed to Christianity. Supporters of the Catholic Church form the strongest religious group with around 30–33% of the population (Archdiocese of Brazzaville with eight suffragan dioceses). Members of Protestant religious communities make up between 44 and 55% of the population (a total of almost 80 denominations, including currents of the revival movement ). There are also independent churches. The largest Protestant church is the Reformed Evangelical Church of the Congo (“Eglise Evangélique du Congo”, around 15% of the population); largest independent church the Kimbanguist Church (estimated between 1.5 and almost 3%, Kimbangu ). Over 11% of people living in the Congo do not feel bound by a specific belief. Sections of the population depend on traditional African beliefs. a. in the center and in the north. Muslims (around 2%) and Bahais form small religious minorities.
Congo has an equatorial rainy climate with two rainy seasons (January to May and October to mid-December); the annual rainfall in the Congo Basin is 1,800–1,900 mm, in the area of the Lower Guinea Sill 1,400–1,600 mm, on the coast and in the rain shadow of the Mayombe 1,250 mm. The average temperatures are around 20 ° C (Lower Guinea threshold in July) and 26 ° C (coast in January) with daily fluctuations of around 10 degrees. The humidity in the Congo Basin is particularly high.