Congo

About Congo

Congo, officially known as the Republic of Congo and also known as Congo-Brazzaville or The Congo is a country in the South Central Region of Africa. The country was previously a French Colony and part of French Equatorial Africa.

The country’s economy is primarily the oil sector, but agriculture and handicrafts also play a big role in the country’s GDP.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityBrazzaville
Government Typesemi-presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyCentral African CFA franc, XAF
Phone Code +242
Important CitiesKinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi (Bakwanga), Bukavu, Kananga, Kisangani, Tshikapa, Kolwezi, Likasi, Goma, Kikwit, Uvira, Bunia, Mbandaka (Coquilhatville), Matadi, Butembo, Kabinda
National DayRepublic Day (Nov-28)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking180
Primary IndustriesPetrolium,Statistics
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Ships, boats and floating structures, Copper and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical, Aircraft, spacecraft, Articles of iron or steel, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment,
Major Exports to IndiaMeat and edible meat offal, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or mil, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, Pharmaceutical products, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment, Plastics and articles thereof, Cereals, Ceramic products
Major ImportsShips, boats and floating structures, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Meat and edible meat offal, Electrical machinery and equipment, Articles of iron or steel, Cereals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Pharmaceutical products, Preparations of cereals, flour,
Major Imports from IndiaMineral fuels, mineral oils, Ships, boats and floating structures, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Articles of iron or steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Iron and steel, Lead and articles thereof, Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling stock, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions,
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with India• Foreign Office Consultations signed in March, 2010. • Joint Commission for Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Socio-cultural signed in March, 2008. • Cultural Cooperation Agreement signed in October, 2009. • Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments signed on April 13, 2010. GOI has carried out a review and revision exercise of the standard text. This has since been shared with the DRC side for re-negotiating with the DRC government - based on the revised Indian draft.
Bordering NationsAngola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Member ofOrganization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), ( Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for CongoH.E. Mr. G.R. Meena
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
05 Avenue Monseigneur Augouard & Bayardelles, Centre-Ville, Brazzaville
Email: inf.brazzaville@mea.gov.in
Phone:
Website: https://www.eoibrazzaville.gov.in/
Embassy Details of Congo in IndiaH.E. Mr. Andre Poh
Ambassador
Embassy of the Republic of Congo
D 6/13 CVasant ViharNew Delhi -110057
Email: ambaco2.inde@gmail.com
Phone: +91-11-49050451 (O)