This former French colony is a sparsely populated, little-known nation, with a population of just over 4 million people, 2 million of which are located in the capital of Brazzaville. Republic of Congo spans an area of 342,000 sq km, with the rainforest in which Odzala-Kokoua National Park is situated, covering more than half the area of the country. However, what the country is mainly known for is its gorillas.
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Mrs Geraldine Stevens"
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Mrs Angela Lawes"
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Miss Jane Henderson"
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Mr V, Leicestershire"
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