The Republic of Congo is a country that is situated in Central Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Cameroon, Central African Republic, Angola and Gabon. The capital is Brazzaville and the currency used is the Central African Franc (CFA).
Fun Fact! The Congo Basin rainforest is the second-largest rainforest in the world!
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The Congolese people are very diverse with the majority of the population being from the following ethnic groups; Kongo, Teke, Mbochi and Sangha. About 70% of the population living in the capital, Brazzaville. French is the official language spoken but many native languages are also spoken too. Such as Lingala and Monokutuba.
For those history and culture lovers the basilique Sainte-Anne-du-Congo de Brazzaville and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza Memorial in the capital Brazzaville, are perfect places to learn more about the Congo.
Outside of the capital is where all the beauty lies; Sangha Trinational is a world heritage site. It is a beautiful national park located in the north of the republic of Congo. Here you can explore the country’s beauty while witnesses some amazing wildlife such as elephants, hippos and gorillas.
Visit Conkouati: Are you looking for a place where you can be one with nature? This little town right on the coast of the country is surrounded by lush woodland areas and rivers that connect to the Atlantic ocean, why not kayak down these rivers or stroll through the neighbouring villages.
Odzala-Kokoua National Park is a national park in the north west of Republic of the Congo. This park is home to different types of wildlife, why not go on one of their famous safari tours of the park?
Rituals and Culture
The majority of the population are Christian.
Congolese food is a mixture of French and traditional staple foods. Some specialty dishes include fufu (pounded and doughed cassava typically served with a stew), Mossaka/Makobe (chicken roasted in a palm nut sauce served with rice) and palm wine.