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Flag Description

divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a yellow band; the upper triangle (hoist side) is green and the lower triangle is red; green symbolizes agriculture and forests, yellow the friendship and nobility of the people, red is unexplained but has been associated with the struggle for independence
note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from France August 15, 1960


Calling code

Central African CFA franc (XAF)

Geographic Coordinates
4°16'S 15°17'E

Official languages

Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon

Geographic coordinates
1 00 S, 15 00 E

Map references

total: 342,000 sq km
country comparison to the world: 64
land: 341,500 sq km
water: 500 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly smaller than Montana

169 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 200 nm

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Berongou 903 m

noun: Congolese (singular and plural)
adjective: Congolese or Congo

French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

National symbol(s)
lion; elephant

National anthem
name: "La Congolaise" (The Congolese)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Jacques TONDRA and Georges KIBANGHI/Jean ROYER and Joseph SPADILIERE
note: originally adopted 1959, restored 1991

revenues: $6.608 billion
expenditures: $4.618 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
46.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 19

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