A virtual guide to the Republic of the Congo, also known as the Congo Republic, Congo-Brazzaville or just Congo. The country was until independence in 1960 part of the French colony of Equatorial Africa.
The country is located in the central-western part of sub-Saharan Africa along the Equator, it has a short (170 km) coastline at the South Atlantic Ocean. Congo is bordered by Angola (the enclave of Cabinda), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo(Kinshasa), and Gabon.
With an area of 342,000 km² the country is lightly smaller than Germany, or slightly smaller than the US state of Montana.
Congo-Brazzaville has a population of about 4 million people. Capital and largest city is Brazzaville, the city is located on the Congo River, in the south of the country, across Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.