Republic of the Congo

Key Country Facts

Population: 4.8 Million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Bonobos and eastern lowland gorillas can only be found in this country!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Lefini Reserve, Livingstone Falls, Congo River

Other Information:

Major exports of Congo include petroleum, lumber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, and diamonds

The Republic of the Congo! The capital of Congo is Brazzaville. There are approximately 4,852,412 people living here. The official language of Congo is French, with Lingala and Monokutuba as major trade languages and Kikongo as a widely spoken language as well. The majority of Congolese practice Roman Catholicism. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.

Congo is rich with cultural heritage and natural wonders. Adventurers cannot miss out on a safari at the Lefini Reserve. Livingstone Falls is a wonder! Located on the Congo River, these falls are a succession of enormous rapids. Most of all don’t miss out on the capital, Brazzaville with its ancient Belgian architecture and explosive nightlife, restaurants, and markets.

An interesting fact about Congo is that both the bonobos and eastern lowland gorillas can only be found in this country.

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