Departments of the Republic of the Congo

Departments of the Republic of the Congo
Départements de la République du Congo (French)
A clickable map of the Republic of the Congo exhibiting its twelve departments.Sangha Department (Congo)Plateaux Department (Congo)Lékoumou DepartmentLékoumou DepartmentPointe-Noire DepartmentPointe-Noire DepartmentKouilou DepartmentBouenza DepartmentBrazzaville DepartmentBrazzaville DepartmentPool DepartmentNiari DepartmentLikouala DepartmentCuvette DepartmentCuvette-Ouest DepartmentCuvette-Ouest Department
A clickable map of the Republic of the Congo exhibiting its twelve departments.
CategoryUnitary State
LocationRepublic of the Congo
Number12 Departments
Populations72,999 (Cuvette-Ouest) – 1,373,382 (Brazzaville)
Areas1,140 km2 (442 sq mi) (Pointe-Noire) – 66,000 km2 (25,500 sq mi) (Likouala)
  • Department government

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

These regions are subdivided into 86 districts and 7 communes; which are further subdivided into urban communities (communautés urbaines) and rural communities (communautés rurales); which are further subdivided into quarters or neighborhoods (quartiers) and villages.

Department Capital Population


Population density

(per km2in 2023)

Kouilou Hinda 97,362 12,517 7.8 South
Niari Dolisie 334,863 25,942 12.9 South
Lékoumou Sibiti 100,559 20,950 4.8 South
Bouenza Madingou 363,850 12,265 29.7 South
Pool Kinkala 394,532 33,955 12.1 South
Plateaux Djambala 283,421 38,400 7.4 North
Cuvette Owando 316,599 48,250 6.5 North
Cuvette-Ouest Ewo 119,328 26,600 4.5 North
Sangha Ouesso 209,701 55,800 3.8 North
Likouala Impfondo 355,570 66,044 5.3 North
Brazzaville 2,145,783 588 3,649 South
Pointe-Noire 1,420,612 2,134 666 South

See also

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