Kongo (Brazzaville), Congo, Republika Konga, République du Congo. Republic of the Congo
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Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government installed in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President SASSOU-NGUESSO.

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1. Dependency status: NA

2. Government type: republic

3. Location: Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon

4. Border Countries: Angola 201 km, Cameroon 523 km, Central African Republic 467 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Gabon 1,903 km

5. Climate: tropical; rainy season (March to June); dry season (June to October); constantly high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the Equator

6. Terrain: coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin

7. Area: 342,000 km2

8. Capital: Brazzaville

9. Administrative divisions: 9 regions (regions, singular - region) and 1 commune*; Bouenza, Brazzaville*, Cuvette, Kouilou, Lekoumou, Likouala, Niari, Plateaux, Pool, Sangha

10. Population: 2,894,336

11. Languages: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo has the most users)

12. Religions: Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%

13. Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States

14. Time diference to GMT: NA

15. Original language tekst: NA

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  • slowniki.onet.pl - dictionary translating from polish and english, german, french, italian, spanish, russian etc.
  • babelfish.altavista.com - dictionary translaiting both ways in 25 lanquages useful in translating texts


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