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Congo, Republic of the

Congo, Republic of the Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Montana 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Montana 2008
Area > Land 341,500 sq km 2008 62nd out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 87.49 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 26th out of 224
Area > Total 342,000 sq km 2013 65th out of 251
Area > Water 500 sq km 2013 121st out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,646 2008 48th out of 169
Climate tropical; rainy season (March to June); dry season (June to October); persistent high temperatures and humidity; particularly enervating climate astride the Equator 2013
Coastline 169 km 2014 144th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 1 00 S, 15 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 341,500 sq km 2008 61st out of 199
Location Central Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon 2013
Natural resources petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 342,000 km² 2005 63th out of 204
Terrain coastal plain, southern basin, central plateau, northern basin 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

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Congo, Republic of the Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land boundaries 3
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 4
  • Congo, Republic of the ranked #6 for maritime claims > territorial sea globally in 2013.