The Republic of Congo is a country in Central Africa. Neighboring countries include Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The southwest of the country is a coastal plain, and the interior of the country consists of a central plateau. The government system is a republic; the chief of state and head of government is the president. The Republic of the Congo has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Republic of the Congo is a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

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