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Congo

Congo Beeing able to explore the African tribal culture, the rain forests, stunning waterfalls and rivers, unfortunately you have to wait a while before it will be safe to go. Eventhough the second civil war ended in 1999 it is still not settled with the political situation.

Area: 342.090 Km²
Population: 2.894.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 8,5 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Brazzaville (760.000 pop., 1.004.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Pointe-Noire 390.000 pop., Luobomo 65.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Kongo 45%, Teke 20%, Ubangi 16%, others 19%
Border countries: Cameroon and Central African Republic NORTH, Democratic Republic of the Congo EAST and SOUTH, Angola (Cabinda) SOUTH-WEST, Gabon WEST

Principal mountains: Monts de la Lékéti 1040 m
Principal rivers: Congo 1000 Km (congolese tract, total 4374 Km)
Principal lakes: Lac Tchibenda
Principal islands: -
Climate: Equatorial

Language: French (official), Kongo, Teke
Religion: Animist 48%, Catholic 40%, Protestant 10%, Muslim 2%
Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine Franc (XAF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 5/2, 8/2, 8/3, 18/3, 1/5, 22/6, 31/7, 15/8, 25/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00242
GMT: +1

World Heritage List: -