Republic of the Congohttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Port_de_Mossaka_-_Congo.JPG
Republic of the Congo
is a country in Central Africa. It covers 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq mi) and has a population of 3.7 million people. Its capital and largest city is Brazzaville.
The Republic of Congo is bordered by Gabon to the west, Cameroon to the northwest, Central African Republic to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east, and the Angolan exclave province of Cabinda to the south.
The official language of the Republic of the Congo is French. The country is an hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+1). Traffic is driven on the right here. The phone IDD code is +242. The electricity is 220V/50Hz. The official currency is the Central African CFA franc (XAF).
Pointe-Noire Railway Station, Republic of the Congohttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pointe-Noire_Railway_Station.jpg
The Republic of the Congo had an estimated nominal GDP of $9.532 billion in 2009. This is equivalent to a per capita nominal GDP of $2,538. The per capita GDP at purchasing power parity is $4,145.
The land of present-day Republic of the Congo was inhabited by the Pygmy people, who were displaced later by Bantu tribes which also occupy parts of Angola, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Portuguese were the first European power to arrive here.
By the 1880's, the Republic of the Congo became a colony of France. It was part of French Equitorial Africa, which includes Gabon, Chad and the Central African Republic (then known as Oubangui-Chari). Brazzaville was the federal capital of the colony. It attained independence on 15 August, 1960, and became known as the Congo Republic.
Port of Loukoléla, Republic of the Congohttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Loukol%C3%A9la_-_Le_port.JPG
As is pravalent in Africa, the Congo Republic was rocked by political instability in its post-independent years. The first president of the republic was ousted within three years of holding office. Since then, the country has lived through coups and political infighting.
Planning your visit to Republic of the Congo
All visitors from Western Countries are expected to have a visa before arriving. Maya-Maya Airport (BZV) in Brazzaville is the gateway to the country. There are flights here from Paris, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Kinshasa, and Addis Ababa, among others.
Major Cities in Republic of the Congo
- Brazzaville - capital
Places of Interest in Republic of the Congo
- Conkouati Reserve
- Île Mbamou Island
- Lesio Louna Gorilla Reserve
- Mount Fouari National Reserve
- Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park
- Odzala National Park
- Tiger Fish Congo Camp
Add your business/shop to my site
How would you like to have your business or shop added to this website, so that would-be customers can easily find you? This website provides place information of the whole world, with special emphasis on Malaysia and Singapore.
If you has a shop or business anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, with a physical location, you may have your shop listed on one of the pages of this site. For example, a shop in Cheras will be placed on the Cheras page, another in Kota Bharu is listed in the Kota Bharu page, and so on. You only need to pay a one-time fee, and your shop will be listed for you for as long as this site is still running. There are different placement plans available. To find out more, CONTACT ME
If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.
Going somewhere by express bus in Malaysia/Singapore?
Book your bus ticket online right here.
It is easy, safe and fast!.
Book your hotel room here
If you're traveling somewhere soon, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Click here
to find the room you want.
Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!
I have just discovered Book Depository
, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!
Hire a car
| Our Recipes
| Facebook Posts
| Just Curious
| Not In The Dictionary
| Our Flowering Garden
My YouTube Videos
Check out my YouTube Channel
and don't forget to subscribe!
About Timothy Tye
Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye
. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News
to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form
. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook
Malaysia Travel Tips!
My Malaysia Travel Tips
has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor
, Negeri Sembilan
) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur
, Johor Bahru
, Cameron Highlands
, Kota Kinabalu
, Alor Setar
, Petaling Jaya
, Kota Bharu
, Kuala Terengganu
) and hundreds of smaller towns.
Singapore Travel Tips!
In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips
for browse through the pages there.
This website is hosted on Bluehost
, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.
Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye
. All Rights Reserved.