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Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

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
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land: 341,500 sq km
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water: 500 sq km
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country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 65

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Montana; about twice the size of Florida


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slightly smaller than Montana; about twice the size of Florida

Land boundaries:
total: 5,008 km
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border countries (5): Angola 231 km, Cameroon 494 km, Central African Republic 487 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1229 km, Gabon 2567 km

Coastline:
169 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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contiguous zone: 24 nm
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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
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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% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 1.6% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 0.2% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 29.3% (2011 est.)
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forest: 65.6% (2011 est.)
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other: 3.3% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
20 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
the population is primarily located in the south, in and around the capital of Brazzaville

Natural hazards:
seasonal flooding

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

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: 1) The information regarding Congo, Republic Of The on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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