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Departments of the Republic of the Congo

Departments of the Republic of the Congo
Départements de la République du Congo (French)
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of the Congo
Number 12 Departments
Populations 72,999 (Cuvette-Ouest) – 1,373,382 (Brazzaville)
Areas 442 square miles (1,140 km2) (Pointe-Noire) – 25,500 square miles (66,000 km2) (Orientale)
Government Department government
Subdivisions Commune, District
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Republic of the Congo
Foreign relations

The Republic of the Congo is divided into twelve departments (départements, singular département). These departments replaced former regions (régions, singular région) in 2002:[1]

Department Capital Population
(2007 census)
(km2) [2]
Kouilou Hinda 91,955 13,650
Niari Dolisie 231,271 25,942
Lékoumou Sibiti 96,393 20,950
Bouenza Madingou 309,063 12,265
Pool Kinkala 236,595 33,955
Plateaux Djambala 174,591 38,400
Cuvette Owando 156,044 48,250
Cuvette-Ouest Ewo 72,999 26,600
Sangha Ouesso 85,738 55,800
Likouala Impfondo 154,155 66,044
Brazzaville 1,373,382 100
Pointe-Noire 715,335 44

These regions are subdivided into 86 districts and 7 communes.

See also


  1. ^ "Statoid site page on the Congo with additional sources listed". Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  2. ^ Republic of Congo at GeoHive

External links

  • statoid site
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