Republic of Congo

Capital: Brazzaville
Population: 2.8 million
Major languages: French, indigenous African languages
Major religions: Christianity, indigenous African beliefs
Form of government: Military-backed dictatorship
Monetary unit: 1 CFA (Communaute Financiere Africaine) franc = 100 centimes
Main exports: Petroleum, timber, plywood, sugar, cocoa, coffee, diamonds
Internet domain: .cg
Time zone: GMT 1
International dialling code: 242