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Republic of the Congo

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Capital:
Brazzaville
Government:
Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Denis Sassou Nguesso
Economy:
  • Mixture of subsistence agriculture, an industrial sector based largely on oil and support services, and government spending.
  • Oil is a mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports.
Population:
5,293,070 (2020) (121st)
Land Size:
342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Kongo: 48%
  • Sangha: 20%
  • M’Bochi: 12%
  • Teke: 17%
  • Europeans and other: 3%
Religions:
  • Christianity: 50%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 48%
  • Islam: 2%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo