Congo

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Congo

Republic of Congo [Brazzaville]

Africa

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Geography

Area: 342,000 sq km

West of Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Zaire), with which it is often confused. Around 60% of the country is covered with tropical rainforest, which is declining from deforestation. Grasslands and bush in the central and southwest, forest in the north.

Population: 3,758,678    Annual Growth: 1.93%

Capital: Brazzaville

Urbanites: 62.1%

HDI Rank: 136 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 77 (4% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Trade languages Lingala, Munukutuba (Kongo Creole)    Languages: 66 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians3,372,28689.721.9
Evangelicals598,23415.92.4

Challenges for Prayer

     For an additional 11 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Congo.