Where is Republic of Congo located on the map? Republic of the Congo is an independent nation located in Central Africa. Check out the following images to see location of Republic of Congo on maps.
Republic of Congo Location in World Map
The Republic of the Congo is a country in central Africa. Its neighboring countries are Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and an exclave of Angola called Cabinda. The Republic of the Congo borders the Atlantic Ocean to the west. At 169 kilometers, the coast is rather short.
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There are two countries called the Congo. In addition to the Republic of the Congo, there is also the Democratic Republic of the Congo (abbreviated: DR Congo). They are both named after the Congo River, which also forms the border between the two states over a long distance. The river, in turn, got its name from the Bakongo people. This founded the Kingdom of the Congo, which existed from the 14th to the 18th century. The Republic of the Congo is sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville after its capital.
The Republic of the Congo has been a colony of France since the 1880s. It has changed name several times since then. From 1910 it was French Congo and became the Republic of the Congo in 1958. In 1960 the country gained its independence. In 1969 it became the People’s Republic of the Congo. Since 1991 it has been called the Republic of the Congo again.
The Republic of the Congo is flat on the coast. Mangroves grow here. They pass into the grasses of the moist savannah. But this coastal plain is narrow. It turns into a plateau. On the border with Gabon, this plain is around 1000 meters above sea level. Almost 60 percent of the country is covered with tropical rainforest. There are large swamps in the northeast.
The Republic of the Congo is right on the equator. The climate is therefore tropical. There are no seasons as the temperatures stay about the same all year round. The average daily temperature in Brazzaville is 29.7 degrees. At night it is still an average of 20.3 degrees. There are two rainy seasons, from January to May and from October to mid-December.
Republic of Congo Facts
|Longest river||Kouilou (700 km)|
|Highest mountain||Mount Nabemba (1,020 m)|