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Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo
  • Capital

    Capital

    Brazzaville

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:14

  • Population

    Population

    5.04 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +242

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XAF (franc)

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Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Brazzaville

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:14

  • Population

    Population

    5.04 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +242

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr XAF (franc)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.13 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 646mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    342 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    35%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    65%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    31%

  • Railways

    Railways

    795km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    577 779

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Kongo - 48 %
    Sangha - 20 %
    M'Bochi - 12 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 50 %
    animist - 48 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    79.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    French
    Lingala and Monokutuba

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    12 000

  • Murders

    Murders

    10 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.9 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    43.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.9%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    173%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    379 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    3.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cassava (tapioca), sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa, forest products

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -496%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    62%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    3 095kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    179 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    8

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What not to do when visiting Republic of Congo

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Business & Communication

Don’t eat, drink, smoke or chew chewing gum in public during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t fail to follow the instructions of your guide when visiting wildlife areas.

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Business & Communication

Don’t display a large amount of cash, don’t wear expensive clothes or jewellery. Keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention for small crimes.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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Business & Communication

Don’t photograph government buildings and military installations - it’s illegal.

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Business & Communication

Don't export items of historical significance such as wood pieces, sculptures or paintings. It’s better to check the list of prohibited items for export in advance.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to negotiate fares before entering the taxis - most of them have no meter. It’s good to have the agreed amount in cash - taxi drivers are not willing to return change.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the Republic of Congo is one of the most urbanised countries in Africa. Cooking usually takes place in front of the house in villages, along with social interaction.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily travel to the Pool region - there’s a higher risk of banditry.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Africa, more people are killed by crocodiles than lions.

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