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Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 2002 by the République du Congo

The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply the Congo, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 1.44° S — Longitude: 15.56° E

Area: 342,000 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: CG

Measures of Freedom

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 28, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
The Republic of Congo constitution was amended in 2015 to remove age and term-limit restrictions on the presidency, thus allowing President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) to run for a third term in 2016. Although the constitutional referendum was strongly criticized by local opposition groups, the electoral commission reported 92 percent of votes in favor. The result was facilitated by intimidation, violence, and an opposition boycott.
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 5.55, Rank: 152, Personal Freedom: 5.88, Economic Freedom: 5.08
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 4.80, Rank: 157

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Republic of the Congo" as of 18 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.