Congo, Republic

Republic of the Congo (orthographic projection)The Republic of the Congo -- not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a different and much larger country to the east that was once known as the Republic of the Congo -- is a former French colony in sub-Saharan Africa that achieved independence in 1960.

The country's economy is based on village agriculture, handicrafts, petroleum, and support services, with large un-tapped reserves of metals, including gold. 85% of the country's population lives in urban areas in the south-west, with the majority of the north virtually uninhabited tropical jungle.

Republic of the Congo on Wikipedia

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