flag Congo Congo: Introduction

Capital: Brazzaville

Population

Total Population: 5,518,092
Natural Increase: 2.5%
Density: 16 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 67.8%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official data on ethnic groups in the Republic of Congo. However, the main ethnic groups are the Kongo, Sangha, Teke, M'Bochi, but also Europeans and other origins.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Several languages from the Bantu family are spoken, especially Kituba and Lingala, Mboshi and Bateke, together with around 40 additional languages and dialects.
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Christian 50%, Animist 48%, Muslims 2%.
Literacy Rate: 84.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Brazzaville

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 342,000 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy which is heavily dependent on the petroleum sector.
HDI*: 0.591/1
HDI (World Rank): 136/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Congo, dial 00
To call Congo, dial +242
Internet Suffix: .cg
Telephone Lines: 0.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 6.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 41.6% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,9513,7453,4862,2421,866
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3,5736,07811,1555,5763,340
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a1,909000
Exports of Services (million USD) n/a187000

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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