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    Congo Geography - 1991

      Total area: 342,000 km2
      land area: 341,500 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Montana

      Land boundaries: 5,504 km total
      Angola 201 km, Cameroon 523 km, Central African Republic 467 km, Gabon 1,903 km, Zaire 2,410 km

      Coastline: 169 km

      Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 200 nm

      Disputes: long section with Zaire along the Congo River is indefinite (no division of the river or its islands has been made)

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

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

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

      Land use: arable land 2%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 29%; forest and woodland 62%; other 7%

      Environment: deforestation; about 70% of the population lives in Brazzaville, Pointe Noire, or along the railroad between them

      NOTE: The information regarding Congo on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Congo Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Congo Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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