National Symbols of Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, . The capital of Republic of Congo is Brazzaville.

The official language is Kituba, Lingala and the Central African CFA franc is the currency of the Republic of Congo. The domain is .cg and the country code is +242.

National day is celebrated on 15 Aug 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Republic of Congo is no exception.

In Republic of Congo, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Congolese people. Lotoko is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Republic of Congo. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Congolese symbol.

The country was founded by Henry Morton Stanley . The current president of Republic of Congo is Denis Sassou Nguesso and Anatole Collinet Makosso is the Prime Minister.

In Republic of Congo the power plugs and sockets are of type C, E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Congolese national anthem was written by Jacques Tondra and Georges Kibanghi and composed by Jean Royer and Joseph Spadilière.

Country information

Former name(s) Republic of Zaire
Official name(s) Republic of Congo
Alternative name(s) Congo Brazzaville
Regional location Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon
Country name etymology "Land beside the Congo River"
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
Population 5,518,087
National Day 15 Aug 1960
Language(s) Kituba, Lingala
Religion Christianity Catholic ,Protestant & Other Christians
Country code +242
Literacy rate 86.4%
Currency Central African CFA franc
Capital city Brazzaville
Domain(TLD) .cg
Ethnicity Mongo, Luba, Kongo, Mangbetu and the Azande
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Congolese
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 342,000 km2 (132,000 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (WAT)
Average elevation 520 m (1700ft)
Coastline 169 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Republic of Congo

Flag map of Republic of Congo

Motto of Republic of Congo

Unité, Travail, Progrès - "Unity, Work, Progress"

National animal of Republic of Congo

The National animal of Republic of Congo is Okapi

National flower of Republic of Congo

The National flower of Republic of Congo is Not Decalred. Botanical name is .

National bird of Republic of Congo

The National bird of Republic of Congo is Congo peafowl

National bird of Republic of Congo - Congo peafowl

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Congolese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You inherit from the dead, not from the sick.

Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.

A single bracelet does not jingle.

Sleep is the cousin of death.

Who sits down is a cripple.

What is said over the dead lion’s body could not be said to him alive.

The fly has no pity for the thin man.

Let him speak who has seen with his eyes.

A bald-headed man will not grow hair by getting excited.

If you are too modest you will go hungry.

One day of hunger is not starvation.

When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee’s house some day.

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