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Republic of Congo


BASIC FACTS

 

Area 342,000 Km2
Population 4.274 Millions
HDI Rank 142 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Brazzaville (population: 1.28m)
Demographic distribution Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
Spoken languages French (official), Lingala, Kikongo and Munukutuba (national)
Religious beliefs traditional beliefs (50%), Roman Catholic (35%), other Christians (15%), Muslim (2%)
Political regime The largest political party is the incumbent Congolese Labour Party (PCT). Other parties include the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDDI), Mouvement Action et Renouveau (MAR), Mouvement pour la Solidarité et le Développement (MSD) and Union pour la Démocratie et la République-Mwinda (UDR-Mwinda)
Head of State Denis Sassou Nguesso (President)
Associations with International Organisations African Development Bank (AFDB), Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), United Nations (UN), African Union (AU), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
Investment Promotion Agency Ministere du Developpement Industriel et de la Promotion du secteur privé
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook