Republic o the Congo

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Coordinates: 1°26′24″S 15°33′22″E / 1.44°S 15.556°E / -1.44; 15.556

Republic o the Congo

République du Congo  (French)
Banner o the Republic o the Congo
Coat o airms o the Republic o the Congo
Coat o airms
Motto: "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French)
"Unity, Wirk, Progress"
AnthemLa Congolaise  (French)
The Congolese
Location o  Republic o the Congo  (dark blue) – in Africae  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Republic o the Congo  (dark blue)

– in Africae  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

and largest city
4°16′S 15°17′E / 4.267°S 15.283°E / -4.267; 15.283
Offeecial leidsFrench
Recognised regional leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
• Preses
Denis Sassou Nguesso
Anatole Collinet Makosso
Naitional Assemmly
• frae Fraunce
15 August 1960
• Total
342,000 km2 (132,000 sq mi) (64th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
5,125,821[1] (124th)
• Density
12.8/km2 (33.2/sq mi) (204t)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$30.607 billion[2]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Tot
$8.341 billion[2]
• Per capita
Gini (2011)40.2[3]
HDI (2015)Increase 0.592[4]
medium · 135t
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc (XAF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (WAT)
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+242
ISO 3166 codeCG
Territorial Organization

The Republic o the Congo (French: République du Congo; Kongo: Repubilika ya Kongo; Lingala: Republiki ya Kongó), cried Congo-Brazzaville or Little Congo an aa, or simply the Congo, is a state in Central Africae. It is bordered bi Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic o the Congo (umwhile kent as Zaire), the Angolan exclave province o Cabinda, an the Gulf o Guinea.

The region wis dominatit bi Bantu tribes, who biggit trade links leadin intae the Congo River basin. The republic is a umwhile French colony.[5] Upon unthrildom in 1960, the umwhile French region o Middle Congo became the Republic o the Congo. The Fowkrepublic o the Congo wis a Marxist-Leninist single-pairty state frae 1970 tae 1991. Multipairty elections hae been held syne 1992, although a democratically elected government wis oostit in a 1997 ceevil war.

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  2. a b c d "Republic of the Congo". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 25 Julie 2017.
  3. "GINI index". World Bank. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.
  5. "CIA – The World Factbook – Congo, Republic of the". Archived frae the original on 31 August 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2008.