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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:26:37 +0100

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Required travel documents for Republic of the Congo
Required travel documents for Republic of the Congo: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50Hz. [...]



Area code to Republic of the Congo
Area code to Republic of the Congo: +242 [...]



Languages in Congo
French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba [...]



Climate of the Congo
Tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season April to October, dry season December to February; south of Equator - wet season November [...]



Transportation in the Republic of the Congo
Railways: total: 795 km (includes 285 km private track) narrow gauge: 795 km 1.067-m gauge (1995 est.) http://www.cpcstrans.com/Congo.htm Highways: total: 12,800 km paved: 1,242 km unpaved: 11,558 km (1996 est.) Waterways: the Congo and Uban [...]



Communications in the Republic of the Congo
Telephones - main lines in use: 21,000 (1995) Telephones - mobile cellular: NA Telephone system: services barely adequate for government use; key exchanges are in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, and Loubomo; intercity lines frequently out-of-order domes [...]



History
First settled by Mbuti, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states. Several Bantu kingdoms - [...]



Lubumbashi
Located in the south some 1500 km southeast of Kinshasa, Lubumbashi is pretty close to the border with Zambia and things here tend to be pretty different form the rest of the country. With about 1 millioen people, Lumumbashi, is a relatively compact city [...]



Kinshasa
The capital and largest city of Congo with over 4 million inhabitants is a large, sprawling city on the Congo River directly across from Brazzaville, Congo Republic. It is one of the craziets places on the planet right now.

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