Head of state: President Denis Sassou-Nguesso since 1997.

Capital: Brazzaville.

Time zone: WAT (UTC+1)

Area: 342,000 sq km (132,046 sq miles).

Population: 4.7 million (2014).

Currency: Central African CFA franc

Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style plugs with two round pins are used.

Religions: Christianity, Animism.

Languages: French, Lingala, Munukutuba, 

Calling Code: +242

Internet TLD: .cg