What is the capital of Congo, Republic of the ?
|Country Name||Congo (Brazzaville)|
|Full Country Name||Republic of the Congo|
|Local - Long||Republique du Congo|
|Local - Short||Congo|
|Former Name||French Congo, Middle Congo, People's Republic of the Congo, Congo/Brazzaville|
|Etymology- history of name||named for the Congo River, which makes up much of the country's eastern border; the river name derives from Kongo, a Bantu kingdom that occupied its mouth at the time of Portuguese discovery in the late 15th century and whose name stems from its people the Bakongo, meaning "hunters"|
|Government Type||presidential republic|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||4 15 S, 15 17 E|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)|
|Independence||15 August 1960 (from France)|
|National Holiday||Independence Day, 15 August (1960)|
history: several previous; latest approved by referendum 25 October 2015
amendments: proposed by the president of the republic or by Parliament; passage of presidential proposals requires Supreme Court review followed by approval in a referendum; such proposals may also be submitted directly to Parliament, in which case passage requires at least three-quarters majority vote of both houses in joint session; proposals by Parliament require three-fourths majority vote of both houses in joint session; constitutional articles including those affecting the country’s territory, republican form of government, and secularity of the state are not amendable
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