Republic Of Congo

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The People’s Republic of Congo (or just The Congo, or Congo-Brazzaville, to distinguish it from the neighbouring Congo-Kinshasa, or DRC) is located on the western coastline of Central Africa, bordering with the Southern Atlantic Ocean to the west, Angola to the South, Democratic Rep of Congo (formerly Zaire) to South and east, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon to the north, and Gabon to the northwest.

Independence from French control was achieved in 1960; however over the decades that followed the Republic of the Congo suffered through Marxism, a bloody civil war, on-going political instability, and ethnic unrest.

The Congo's main attractions are its tropical rainforest, and its amazing variety of animals including chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, elephants, hippopotamus, leopards and much, much more, not to mention its coastal beaches. However it is still a long way from being considered as a potential tourist destination.

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