Republic Of Congo

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...the normal laws of development are inverted here in the Congo. The forest, not the town, offers the safest sanctuary and it is grandfathers who have been more exposed to modernity than their grandchildren. I can think of nowhere else on the planet where the same can be true.

Tim Butcher, 'Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart'

 

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OVERVIEW: CONGO

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PROFILE: CONGO

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Key Facts

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Key Facts
Official name: République du Congo (Republic of Congo)
Head of State: President Denis Sassou Nguesso (from 1997; re-elected 12 Jul 2009)
Head of government: President Denis Sassou Nguesso (from 2009)
Ruling party: Parti Congolais du Travail (PCT) (Congolese Labour Party) (from 1997; re-elected 5 August 2012)
Area: 342,000 square km
Population: 4.27 million (2014)*
Capital: Brazzaville (political); Pointe-Noire (business)
Official language: French
Currency: CFA franc (CFAf) = 100 centimes (Communauté Financière Africaine (African Financial Community) franc)
Exchange rate: CFAf586.44 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$3,159 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 6.02% (2014)*
GDP: US$13.50 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 0.91% (2014)*
Oil production: 296,000 bpd (2012)
Balance of trade: US$2.08 billion (2013)*
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