Republic of Congo profile   2012-01-11 16:57:01            

Full name: Republic of the Congo

Population: 4.1 million (UN, 2011)

Capital: Brazzaville

Area: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)

Major languages: French, indigenous African languages

Major religions: Christianity, indigenous African beliefs

Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 59 years (women) (UN)

Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes

Main exports: Oil, timber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds

GNI per capita: US $2,150 (World Bank, 2010)

Editor: Mo Hong'e
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