Republic of Congo

Republic of the Congo is located in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon

Population (2014 est) – 4,662,446
Area – 212,500mi
Capital – Brazzaville

Ethnic Background

  • Kongo - 48%
  • Sangha - 20%
  • M'Bochi - 12%
  • Teke - 17%  
  • Europeans and Other - 3%

Exports - petroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
Imports - capital equipment, construction materials, foodstuffs

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 57 years, F 60 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 59.34 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 16.2%