The Lord's Move to Africa

The Republic of Congo

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Country Profile

Location: Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon 
Geographical Size: land: 341,500 sq km, water: 500 sq km 
Climate: tropical; rainy season (March to June); dry season (June to October); persistent high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the Equator 
Population: 5,062,021 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.17% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), French Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread) 
Religion: Roman Catholic 33.1%, Awakening Churches/Christian Revival 22.3%, Protestant19.9%, Salutiste 2.2%, Muslim 1.6%, Kimbanguiste 1.5%, other 8.1%, none 11.3% (2010 est.) Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Brazzaville 
Economy: The Republic of Congo’s economy is a mixture of subsistence farming, forestry, natural gas converted to electricity and exports of oil and iron ore. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $29.39 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 17,000 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 5.056 million (2017 est.) Internet users 362,000 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA