Republic of the Congo

Capital Brazzaville

Population 4,741,000

Area 342,000 km2

Key facts

Republic of the Congo is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 5 countries (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon) that Republic of the Congo shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak French and Lingala.

The national currency in Republic of the Congo is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 656.06 XAF and 1 USD is worth 669.81 XAF.

Congolese
Banknotes

50010002000500010000

Congolese
Coins

1251025100500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Republic of the Congo.9.50 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Republic of the Congo. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Republic of the Congo?

There are no Mariott hotels in Republic of the Congo.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Republic of the Congo.

There are no IHG hotels in Republic of the Congo.

There are no Best Western hotels in Republic of the Congo.

There are Radisson hotels in Brazzaville.

There are no Accor hotels in Republic of the Congo.

What fast food chains are present in Republic of the Congo?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Republic of the Congo.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

The KFC chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

The Subway chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Republic of the Congo.

Weather

Today the sun in Brazzaville, rises at 5:40 AM and sets at 5:52 PM. The climate of Brazzaville may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 21.1°C (69.98°F)High: 26.5°C (79.7°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 20.4°C (68.72°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 20.6°C (69.08°F)High: 28.4°C (83.12°F)
MondayOct 10Rain showersLow: 21.1°C (69.98°F)High: 28.6°C (83.48°F)
TuesdayOct 11ThunderstormLow: 21.1°C (69.98°F)High: 29°C (84.2°F)
WednesdayOct 12Rain showersLow: 21°C (69.8°F)High: 29.7°C (85.46°F)

Weather data for Brazzaville (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Republic of the Congo.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Republic of the Congo.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side No data available.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 29.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Republic of the Congo

117 Police
118 Ambulance
118 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Republic of the Congo?

Currently, citizens of 15 countries can enter Republic of the Congo without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Republic of the Congo.

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