Congo, Republic of the Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Common foods are bananas, cassava, peanuts, cocoa, taro, and pineapples.  About 90% of the countries meat is imported. Congolese culture... More
  • Family: Women do most of the work to run the family and care for the household. Men are responsible for hunting,... More
  • Fashion: Congolese take care in their dress. Bous-Bous (colorful strips of cloth) are worn around the waist or as head wraps.... More

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Capital Brazzaville
Government Type presidential republic
Currency Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)
Population 4,852,412
Total Area 132,046 Square Miles
342,000 Square Kilometers
Location Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon
Language French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
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