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Republic Of The Congo FlagRepublic Of The Congo

Unity, Work, Progress

 

General


Population: 4,243,929 (2011)
Land Area: 342,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydro power
Capital: Brazzaville
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Denis Sassou-Nguesso (1997)
Languages: French, Lingala, Monokutuba, local languages
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)
Major Religions: Christian 50%, Animist 48%, Muslim 2%
Major Ethnicities: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, Teke 17%, M'Bochi 12%, European and other 3%
Life Expectancy: 54.91 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 11.88 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 17.45 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 10.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.4%, Industry 63.7%, Services 32% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes
Agriculture Products: Cassava, sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa; forest products
Human Development Index: 0.533 (137th)
Tourism Revenue: 25 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 10 000 (2004)
Budget: 3.1% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Republic of the Congo is located in central Africa, it is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. The Republic of the Congo's economy is largely based on petroleum and services, although increasing exports of diamonds and natural gas are contributing.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Republic of the Congo
Wikipedia: Republic of the Congo
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/COG.html