The Republic of Congo, located in the Central Africa, is a different state from the country called Democratic Republic of the Congo, which occupies neighboring lands. Congo Republic’s other name is Congo-Brazzaville after the name of the capital of the state. Congo Republic is the former colony, like the most of African countries are; the state has gone through the period of Communism after gaining the independence, then political style changed in favor of democracy, but ended up with some sort of modern dictatorship, with the present leader ruling for 26 years already. Due to colonial connections with France, French is one of the official languages of the state. The official notes and coins of Congo are called Central African francs. Limited mintages of Congo coins, made of silver, are produced for collecting.
The Congo economy benefits from selling hydrocarbons and diamonds, but the living standards are still quite low. Congo Republic has a number of other mineral recourses also, but they are currently inaccessible because of heavy foresting and military conflicts in the region. The country is the first African state adopted a special law to protect the indigenous population, mostly Pygmies, who had been treated as slaves by other people in many African states.
There are different series of Congo coins available for collecting. The large part of collectable coins of Congo Republic depicts multifarious subjects, including holiday images, sports and wildlife species. One can find beautiful Congo coins for any demands at Coinsberg.com. Majority of pieces have plating and colorizing, there are Congo coins of unusual shapes too. All the collectable coins of Congo can be ordered online and shipped anywhere.
The rainforest of Congo is home for gorillas, other species are natives of the Congo land too. Despite the biodiversity and warm climate, tourism is not developed in Congo because of recent civil wars and poor condition of infrastructure. Nowadays the country suffers from poverty, trying to fight it with the help of international organizations. Congo Republic is mostly urbanized country, comparing to other African states; the majority of its population lives in cities with a few rural inhabitants, depending on government’s support.
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