|Time zone:||GMT +1 (West Africa time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||French, Lingala, Monokutuba||Other languages: Kikongo|
Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)|
€1 = CFA0.00, $1 = CFA587, £1 = CFA781
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.cg||International Dialling Code: 242|
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Further information on Congo-Brazzaville
Discover more about Congo-Brazzaville - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 342,000 sq km (500 sq km under water)
Coastline: 169 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Climate: Tropical climate with hot and humid conditions. Rainy season is from October to May.
Highest mountain: Mount Berongou (903m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Congo-Brazzaville from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||146/167|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||105/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||152/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of the Congo Status: Independent Country
Population: 4,662,446 (rank: 123/196) Density: 13.6 people/sq km (rank: 177/196)
Ethnic groups: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
Religions: Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%
GDP (PPP): $20.26 billion GDP per capita: $4,800 (rank: 133/195)