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About Republic of the Congo in detail
Where is Republic of the Congo?
Republic of the Congo, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 4 15 S 15 17 E otherwise in Africa, in Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon.
What is the capital city of Republic of the Congo?
The capital city of Republic of the Congo is: Brazzaville.
What is the time in Brazzaville?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Brazzaville is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Republic of the Congo?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Republic of the Congo is: .cg
What is the size of Republic of the Congo?
The territory of Republic of the Congo is total: 342,000 sq km; land: 341,500 sq km, water: 500 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Republic of the Congo is slightly smaller than Montana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Republic of the Congo, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 5,008 km.
What is the water coverage of Republic of the Congo?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Republic of the Congo is covered by water (see below), and this includes 169 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Republic of the Congo?
The climate of Republic of the Congo is tropical: rainy season (March to June): dry season (June to October): persistent high temperatures and humidity: particularly enervating climate astride the Equator.
Geographical data of Republic of the Congo
The elevation of Republic of the Congo; mean elevation: 430 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Berongou 903 m.
The typical geographical details of Republic of the Congo include coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Republic of the Congo is about 70% of the population lives in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or along the railroad between them.
Resources and land use of Republic of the Congo
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 31.1%; arable land 1.6%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 29.3%; forest: 65.6%; other: 3.3% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Republic of the Congo
The number of inhabitants of Republic of the Congo is 4,852,412 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 65.4% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Republic of the Congo is concentrated in BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.888 million; Pointe-Noire 969,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Republic of the Congo
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%.
Spoken languages in Republic of the Congo
The spoken languages in Republic of the Congo are the following: French (official language), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread).
What are the most important religions in Republic of the Congo?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: 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 estimate).
Further population data of Republic of the Congo
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 41.53% (male 1,016,677 / female 998,331) 15-24 years: 17.26% (male 419,248 / female 418,397) 25-54 years: 34% (male 831,091 / female 818,853) 55-64 years: 4.18% (male 101,118 / female 101,879) 65 years and over: 3.03% (male 64,519 / female 82,299) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Republic of the Congo is 2.06% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Republic of the Congo the birth rate is 35.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.7 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Republic of the Congo the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Republic of the Congo, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Republic of the Congo are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Republic of the Congo
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy is a mixture of subsistence farming and hunting, an industrial sector based largely on oil and support services, and government spending. Oil has supplanted forestry as the mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenueEconomic reform efforts have been undertaken with the support of international organizations, notably the World Bank and the IMF, including the recently concluded Article IV consultations. The current administration faces difficult economic challenges ofOfficially the country became a net external creditor as of 2011, with external debt representing only about 16% of GDP and debt servicing less than 3% of government revenue..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Republic of the Congo is $8.834 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Republic of the Congo is 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.3% (2015 estimate) 6.8% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Republic of the Congo this is $6,800 (2016 estimate) $6,800 (2015 estimate) $6,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Republic of the Congo produces?
The main agricultural products of Republic of the Congo are cassava (manioc, tapioca), sugar, rice, corn, peanuts, vegetables, coffee, cocoa; forest products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes.
Drinking water source in Republic of the Congo
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.8% of population, rural: 40% of population, total: 76.5% of population. Unimproved: urban: 4.2% of population, rural: 60% of population, total: 23.5% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Republic of the Congo
In Republic of the Congo the average number of childbirth is 4.63 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Republic of the Congo
The average age of the population is total: 19.7 years; male: 19.6 years, female: 19.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Republic of the Congo it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Republic of the Congo is -4.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Republic of the Congo. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Republic of the Congo a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Republic of the Congo
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Republic of the Congo density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Republic of the Congo the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne disease: malaria and dengue feveranimal contact disease: rabieswater contact disease: schistosomiasis (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Republic of the Congo the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Republic of the Congo is 9.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Republic of the Congo? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Republic of the Congo are seasonal flooding.
More interesting facts about Republic of the Congo
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrestimate Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003. The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Republic of the Congo: 15 August 1960 (from France).
The flag and other symbols of Republic of the Congo
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a yellow band; the upper triangle (hoist side) is green and the lower triangle is red; green symbolizes agriculture and forests, yellow the friendship and nobility of the people, red is unexplained but has been associated with the struggle for independence. Note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Republic of the Congo: lion, elephant; national colors: green, yellow, red.
Constitution of Republic of the Congo
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Republic of the Congo?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Republic of the Congo is mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Republic of the Congo, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Parlement consists of the Senate (72 seats; members indirectly elected by regional councils by simple majority vote to serve 6-year terms with one-half of membership renewed every three years) and the National Assembly (139 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority popular vote in two rounds if needed; members serve 5-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 12 October 2014 for 36 of the expiry seats (next to be held in 2020); National Assembly - last held on 15 July and 5 August 2012 (next to be held in July 2017)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RMP 33, FDU 23, UPADS 2, other 7, independent 7; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PCT 89, MCDDI 7, UPADS 7, RDPS 5, MAR 4, RC 3, MUST 2, UPDP 2, CPR 1, PRL 1, PUR 1, UFD 1, UR 1, independent 12, vacant 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Republic of the Congo
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Republic of the Congo the labor force is 1.807 million (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Republic of the Congo is total: 56.4 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 61.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 51.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Republic of the Congo is 53% (2012 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Republic of the Congo, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.1% highhest 10%: 37.1% (2005).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Republic of the Congo the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Republic of the Congo the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.1% highhest 10%: 37.1% (2005).
About the budget and central governments debt of Republic of the Congo
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Republic of the Congo is; revenues: $3.562 billion, expenditures: $4.233 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 40.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Republic of the Congo is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Republic of the Congo
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.3% (2016 estimate), 2.6% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 14% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Republic of the Congo is: $4.777 billion (2016 estimate), $5.231 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds.
The most important imported products are: capital equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.3%, France 14.2%, South Korea 9.8%, US 4.9%, UK 4.4%, Italy 4.1%, India 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Republic of the Congo
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Republic of the Congo, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 87.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Republic of the Congo, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Republic of the Congo; primary network consists of microwave radio relay and coaxial cable with services barely adequate for government use; key exchanges are in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Loubomo; intercity lines frequently out of orderdomestic: fixed-line infrastructure inadequate, providing less than 1 connection per 100 persons; in the absence of an adequate fixed-line infrastructure, mobile-cellular subscribership has surged to 110 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 242; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Republic of the Congo
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Republic of the Congo: 27 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Republic of the Congo: total: 17,000 km, paved: 1,212 km, unpaved: 15,788 km (2006).
The total length of the waterways in Republic of the Congo: 1,120 km (commercially navigable on Congo and Oubanqui Rivers above Brazzaville; there are many ferries across the river to Kinshasa; the Congo south of Brazzaville-Kinshasa to the coast is not navigable because of rapids, necessitating a rail connection to Pointe Noire; other rivers are used for local traffic only) (2011).
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Facts & data about Republic of the Congo
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of the Congo, conventional short form: Congo (Brazzaville), local long form: Republique du Congo, local short form: Congo, former: French Congo, Middle Congo, People's Republic of the Congo, Congo/Brazzaville, etymology: named for the Congo River, which makes up much of the country's eastern border; the river name derives from Kongo, a Bantu kingdom that occupied its mouth at the time of Portuguese discovery in the late 15th century and whose name stems from its people the Bakongo, meaning "hunters".
|Abbrevation: Republic of the Congo||Geographic coordinates:
1 00 S, 15 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Republic of the Congo: Brazzaville||GPS of the Capital:
4 15 S 15 17 E
|Position: Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon|
|Land area: total: 342,000 sq km; land: 341,500 sq km, water: 500 sq km||Terrain: coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Montana|
|Population: 4,852,412 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.06% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.78 male(s) / female, total population: 1.01 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $4.777 billion (2016 estimate), $5.231 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $3.447 billion (2016 estimate), $3.934 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.3%, France 14.2%, South Korea 9.8%, US 4.9%, UK 4.4%, Italy 4.1%, India 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 65.4% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.888 million; Pointe-Noire 969,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 19.7 years; male: 19.6 years, female: 19.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 362,000. Percent of population: 7.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 17,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 5.216 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 110 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 53% (2012 estimate)||Nationality: Congolese (singular and plural) adjective: Congolese or Congo||National holidays: Independence Day, 15 August (1960)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 59.3 years. Male: 58.1 years, female: 60.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.63 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 35.1 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 79.3%; male: 86.4%, female: 72.9% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm oil, soap, flour, cigarettes||Industrial production growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 1.7% (2016 estimate) 2.3% (2015 estimate) 6.8% (2014 estimate)|
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