The Republic of Congo is a country in the western part of central Africa. The capital and its largest city is Brazzaville. The name "Congo (Brazzaville)" is used to distinguish the country from the larger neighboring state, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa city, so the country is also called Congo (Kinshasa).
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Official language- French.
Area 342 000 square kilometers. It stretches from north to south and 950 kilometers from east to west 829 kilometers.
The coastline is of 160 kilometers.
Population is 4,012,000 people. The population density 12 people per 1 square kilometer. The distribution of the population 61% - urban population, 39% - in rural areas. According to 1996 the census population was of 2,591,271 people.
Major Sectors of Economy: agriculture (bananas, cassava, coffee, corn, copra and coconut oil, peanuts, plantains, rice, rubber, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, yams), forestry (limb, mahogany, aukumeya (Rosewood)); mining (copper, lead, natural gas, oil, potash and uranium. zinc)
The flag of the Republic of the Congo, was adopted in 1991, a yellow diagonal stripe separates the flag on a large green triangle in the upper left corner and a big red triangle in the lower right corner.
Monetary unit CFA : franc (franc, "the African Financial Community").
Form of Government : Republic.
Climate: hot and humid all year round, annual rainfall in some areas up to 250 centimeters. The most cool and dry areas are located along the coast. Republic of Congo has a small outlet to the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the country's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo is the Congo River.
The Republic of Congo is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon and Central African Republic. The territory of the Congo is the equator - an imaginary line encircling the globe exactly halfway between the North and the South poles. The climate in this area is hot and humid. The area north of the Republic of Congo is covered with dense jungle, and there are few people who live there. The population is concentrated mainly in the south and along the ocean coast. About half of the local inhabitants profess religion, and used for most of the remaining Congolese - Christianity. People here settle mostly in small villages, though some live and work in Brazzaville and the port city of Pu e nt-Well. These two cities are connected by a railroad. Republic of the Congo is a poor country that cannot boast any natural resources or industrialized. The state exists at the expense of exports (sales to other countries), oil and wood. Population support themselves and families are engaged in agriculture, growing bananas, rice, corn and other edible plants. About 500 years ago, before the advent of Europeans in these parts, in the Republic of the Congo was an ancient kingdom. One of them was called the Congo. In 1880, the French explorer Pierre Savona , I M. de Brazza signed a contract with a local ruler. Under the terms of this agreement, control over the territories of the Congo crossed to France. Republic of the Congo was part of a large French colony from 1882 until independence in 1960.
In the Congo capital is no money. In the Congo capital is violence. Warlords who had this capital, were primarily interested in preserving their own power. Conservation requires the maintenance of your own power of extreme poverty of the population. Only in absolute poverty and absolute powerlessness unfortunate native Kivu, Maniema and will produce virtually free of coltan, and ensure a free access to coltan, a field commander must ensure that injustice and poverty. In this case it does not matter what it is historically warlord - a member of the gang who had organized the genocide in neighboring Rwanda, a tribal magician, or just a rich businessman, forced to invest in units of militias to save lives and increase the property: for all the money for them is violence, and not money. If the motion of capitalist society, money is described by the classical scheme of "commodity-money-goods", the scheme here is different: "violence-money-violence."
By Romanelli Ana
The Poorest Countries in the World .
The level of the economy in various countries around the world is not the same , somewhere it is very high and somewhere very low. GDP, literacy rate and employment are the main parameters to determine the level of a country's economy. According to the report of the United Nations, hunger causes the death of about 25,000 people daily. Unfortunately, more children die than adults. 982 million of the 4.8 billion people in the developing world live on $ 1 a day. Another 2.5 billion people live on less than $ 2 per day. What factors influence the level of the economy? These are the geography of the country, industrialization, colonialism, education, natural resources, infrastructure, overcrowding, investment, government debts.
Here is a list of the most-most of the world's poorest countries:
There are 9 in Asia:
In Africa 33:
Democratic Republic of Congo
Tome and Principe Zambia
Oceania has 5:
The North America only one:
And 2 of the 4 th in the world:
The world's poorest countries belong to their ratings, so it makes sense to select the top 10 most such, the number of GDP. This list begins with the very poor and can be a little different:
It is known by everybody that the economy is developing in different countries in different ways. The factors that make compiled rating may be noted by the gross domestic products, by the literacy rate and the percentage of the population of working citizens. Summing these factors in a special way, without any problems, can determine the level of the development of a region. Actually it was done. Based on some worldly reports it becomes clear to us that tens of thousands of people die every day directly from hunger. By the way, more than half of the world's population spends at least 30 rubles per day. These indicators are mainly related to poor developing countries of the world, because they are very backward and people do not want to work properly. In some cases this can be attributed to the nature and the lack of minerals.
Congo is a leader of the poorest state from the economy point of view. There always were constant wars and chaos.
Liberia has serious problems with the export, losing its diamond resources. It has a large number of debts and bad lives.
Zimbabwe is not much better than others. There is most inflation and a small amount of money, as a result, unemployment and related phenomena.
In Solomon Islands, then things are a little better. In this country there are a lot of fish, so it caught almost all the inhabitants of the country. From fossils, too, all very good. However, technological progress, or something else does not allow to live normally.
Somalia is the most militant. Usually people are engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. However, there were many pirates who robbed everyone who came across their path. However, such a laugh did not improve their lives in general.
Disaster occurred in Comoros because of an increase in population. The result was a lack of jobs and defaults.
People in Guinea are engaged in agriculture and fishing. This is the only thing by which they can survive. As an additional problem may be noted viruses.
Summing up our ranking of the world's poorest places, we tried to make you understand their general backwardness. In these places, residents never shone with mind and they do not understand anything in modern technologies. The level of literacy suggests that schools are not the main places to get life skills. What they wanted got it. Just do not know how to create good living conditions, then let it grow at least something. The fact that there are rich and poor countries is known to many. But ordinary citizens do not realize how poor countries are ... poor . The fact that living standards in these countries is poor, often referred to international organizations. Well, try to find out about the top 10 poorest countries in the world, consisting of ten states.