Congo

Congo:
Democratic Republic of the Congo, country located in central Africa. Officially known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country has a 25-mile (40-km) coastline on the Atlantic Ocean but is otherwise landlocked.

The country is often referred to by its acronym, the DRC, or called Congo (Kinshasa), with the capital added parenthetically, to distinguish it from the other Congo republic, which is officially called the Republic of the Congo and is often referred to as Congo (Brazzaville).

Congo in Brief:
Capital:
Brazzaville
Currency:
CFA franc, Central African CFA franc
Language:
French
Time zone:
(GMT+1)

Congo

Congo & Logistics:
The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo – a nation endowed with vast natural resource wealth – continues to perform poorly. Systemic corruption since independence in 1960, combined with countrywide instability and intermittent conflict that began in the early-90s, has reduced national output and government revenue, and increased external debt.

Top Imports of Congo:
• Packaged Medicaments ($261M)
• Human or Animal Blood ($151M)
• Refined Petroleum ($122M)
• Poultry Meat ($105M)
• Excavation Machinery ($92.7M).

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Top Exports of Congo: • Crude Petroleum ($3.91B) • Special Purpose Ships ($1.78B) • Passenger and Cargo Ships ($1.18B) • Refined Copper ($752M) • Rough Wood ($234M)

Main Ports of Congo:
Banana
Boma
Matadi

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