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Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2017
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Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon

Geographic coordinates:
1 00 S, 15 00 E

Map references:
Africa

Area:
total: 342,000 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 341,500 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 500 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 64

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Montana

Land boundaries:
total: 5,008 km
border countries (5): Angola 231 km, Cameroon 494 km, Central African Republic 487 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,229 km, Gabon 2,567 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
169 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

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

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

Elevation:
mean elevation: 430 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Mount Berongou 903 m

Natural resources:
petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower

Land use:
agricultural land: 31.1% arable land 1.6%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 29.3%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 65.6%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 3.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
20 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
seasonal flooding

Environment - current issues:
air pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage; tap water is not potable; deforestation

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
about 70% of the population lives in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or along the railroad between them

NOTE: The information regarding Congo, Republic Of The on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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