STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 3 Churches
Regional Missionaries Gistophe & Clarisse
CONGO (Brazzaville) – Country Information
The Republic of the Congo (official)
The Republic of the Congo has a population of 5,293,070 as of 2020.
34,201 sq km / 13,205 sq mi (slightly larger than Maryland)
The capital city of Brazzaville is the largest and most populated city, located on the Congo River.
33.1% Roman Catholic
22.3% Other Christian
22.5% Other / Nonreligious
There are also many local languages and dialects spoken in the Congo.
The Republic of the Congo is about 60% lowlands all covered by forest. Also consists of plateaus, valleys, savannas, and has about 65 miles of coastline.
Congo Brazzaville is one of the poorest nations in the world. Despite that, petroleum and mining are the largest exports followed forestry and commercial agriculture.
Nearly 70% of the country is covered by rain forest.
In 1483, the Portuguese arrived in Kongo and they began trading. Between the 1600s and the 1800s, the slave trade greatly expanded. In 1891 France took control and announced it as French Congo. In 1946, Congo became an overseas territory of France and gained complete independence on August 15, 1960.
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