Congo


 Brazzaville
 

 

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on Pool Malebo of the Congo River.

Brazzaville has a population of 1,018,541 in the city proper, and about 1.5 million in total when including the suburbs located in the Pool region. Roughly half of the population belongs to one of the Kongo tribes. The Teke are less numerous, as are the Mboshi and several other peoples. The languages include French (official) and various Bantu languages. The Currency used in Brazzaville is the Communaute Financiere Africaine franc.

 


Main religion in Brazzaville is Christianity, mostly Roman Catholic. Many people from Brazzaville belong to the same ethnic groups and speak the same languages – French, Lingala and Kikongo. In the UK, many people from Brazzaville have their origins within a few kilometers of each other, as Brazzaville lies just across the River Congo from Kinshasa. Other major languages include Lingala and Kikongo and its variants. Kituba is widely spoken in Brazzaville. This is a creolised version of Kikongo and has been influenced by French and Lingala. Vili and Teke are dialects of Kikongo also spoken in Brazzaville.


There are two seasons in Brazzaville tropical; rainy season (March to June) and the dry season (June to October).The temperatures are constantly high and the humidity is particularly enervating climate astride the Equator. The national capital of Brazzaville is an important inland port of the Congo River. Brazzaville’s deposits include copper and lead.

The Brazzaville topography and terrain includes coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau and northern basin. The Batéké Plateau stretches northward along the Congo River from Brazzaville to Mpouya.