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Republic of the Congo: Geography#

LocationCentral Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon
Geographic Coordinates1 00 S, 15 00 E -1.0,15.0
Area total: 342,000 sq km
land: 341,500 sq km
water: 500 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 5,008 km
border countries: Angola 231 km, Cameroon 494 km, Central African Republic 487 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,229 km, Gabon 2,567 km
Coastline169 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Berongou 903 m
Highest Mountains
Terraincoastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin
Natural Hazardsseasonal flooding
Natural Resourcepetroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 1.46%
permanent crops: 0.18%
other: 98.36% (2011)
Climatetropical; rainy season (March to June); dry season (June to October); persistent high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the Equator
Irrigated Land20 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources832 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution from vehicle emissions; water pollution from the dumping of raw sewage; tap water is not potable; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Brazzaville; Ponte Noire; Loubomo; Nkayi; Gamboma
According to Geonames: Brazzaville; Pointe-Noire; Dolisie; Kayes; Owando

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Cities
Geography-noteabout 70% of the population lives in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or along the railroad between them