flag Congo Congo: Statistical Overview

Capital: Brazzaville


Total Population: 5,970,424
Natural Increase: 2.3%
Density: 17 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 68.7%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official data on ethnic groups in the Republic of Congo. However, the main ethnic groups are the Kongo, Sangha, Teke, M'Bochi, but also Europeans and other origins.
Official Language: French
Other Languages Spoken: Several languages from the Bantu family are spoken, especially Kituba and Lingala, Mboshi and Bateke, together with around 40 additional languages and dialects.
Business Language(s): French
Religion: Christian 50%, Animist 48%, Muslims 2%.
Literacy Rate: 84.7%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Brazzaville

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: CFA Franc BEAC (XAF)

Country Overview

Area: 342,000 km²
Type of State: Presidential republic
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy which is heavily dependent on the petroleum sector.
HDI*: 0.591/1
HDI (World Rank): 136/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Congo, dial 00
To call Congo, dial +242
Internet Suffix: .cg
Telephone Lines: 0.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 6.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 41.6% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,2421,9082,3523,0403,950
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5,5764,8937,3907,1605,970
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,6631,04100n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 26523400n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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