Republic of the Congo Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Republic of the Congo?
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Last updated: July 17, 2020
First submittedSeptember 30, 2019
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Capital city
Brazzaville
Major city south of the above
Kinshasa
River on which they are located
Congo
The above is the world's _____ river
Deepest
Bordering major gulf
Gulf of Guinea
"ism" that was the country's official
ideology from 1969–1992
Marxism-Leninism
Name of the country during
those years
People's Republic
of the Congo
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Official language
French
Line of latitude the ROC lies on
Equator
87% of exports is this
Oil
Indigenous group of short
stature who face extreme
discrimination and slavery
Pygmies
Second most-populous city
Pointe-Noire
Ethnic group of half the population
Kongo
Staple crop also known as
manioc or yuca
Cassava
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2020
That was confusing for a minute, huh yucca?? I have got cassava in my garden? The pointy things are their staple crop?

But apparently Yuca is not a spelling error or alternate spelling (or english word) for Yucca.

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Level 73
Jul 10, 2020
V trivial but why isn't it called Kongo? Seems more appropriate, and differentiates the country a wee bit from DRC.
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Level 55
Jul 23, 2020
Because the official language is French, and that is how they spell it in France. In Germany, it is Kongo. Also in the native languages. Repubilika ya Kôngo (Kongo) Republíki ya Kongó (Lingala)
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2020
Should add cannibalism and genocide for Pygmies.