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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
RegionCentral Africa
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 DayIndependence Day (30th Jun)
GDP (nominal)USD 14.407 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking180
Primary IndustriesPetrolium,Statistics
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Marine Vessels, Wood and Pulp, Machinery & Appliances, Aviation Vehicles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cosmetics and Accessories, Household Items & Products
Major ImportsMarine Vessels, Machinery & Appliances, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Retail & Fmcg Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Plastics and Products, Household Items & Products, Silk & Textiles
Total Exports ValueUSD 8.917 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 3.631 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.286 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
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.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Electrical Products, Other Products, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Marine Vessels, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Arms and Ammunitions
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,026.19 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 178.49 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 176.49 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for CongoEmbassy of India

Honourable Ambassador
05 Avenue Monseigneur Augouard and Bayardelles, Centre-Ville, Brazzaville

Embassy Details of Congo in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Congo
H.E. Mr. Raymond Serge Bale
D 6/13 CVasant ViharNew Delhi -110057
+91-11-49050451 (O)