Capital: Brazzaville

Population: 4,850,185 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Congolese Franc (CDF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Lingala, Monokutuba, other tribal languages and dialects

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Kongo, Sangha, Teke, M’Bochi, Europeans

Largest Cities: Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, Dolisie, Kayes

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Rugby

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Easter Monday (April 6)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Reconciliation Day (June 10)

Congo National Day (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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