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Republic of the Congo aka Congo is pronounced kaang·gow” and and is one of the 9 countries located in Central Africa. The name Congo is from the Congo River which derived from Kongo, a Bantu kingdom that got its name from its people, the Bakongo (hunters). This country gained its independence in 1960 from France. This country is also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Republic of the Congo.

National Flag of Republic of Congo

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Where is Republic of the Congo located?

Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa bordered by Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

World Data Locator Map, Republic of the Congo

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Facts About Republic of the Congo:

  1. Capital: Brazzaville
  2. Population: 5.7 Million


What Are The Official Languages of Republic of the Congo?

French is the official language of Congo.

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What is the Currency in Republic of the Congo?

Central African Franc is the currency used used in Congo.

$1 = 644.14

$20 = 12882.74

$60 = 38648.23

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What Are The Religions of Republic of the Congo?

Religion: In the Republic of the Congo the main religion practiced is Christianity (88%). Other religions include;

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Republic of the Congo:

Is Republic of the Congo Safe?

Currently Congo is at a “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

I hope this information has given you more insight into Republic of the Congo but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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