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Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Congo, Republic Of The Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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: 65

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Montana

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 1,229 km, Gabon 2,567 km

Coastline:
169 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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contiguous zone: 24 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 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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elevation extremes: 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% arable land 1.6%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 29.3%
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forest: 65.6%
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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

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

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