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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official English Name: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official Local Name(s): République démocratique du Congo

Common English Name: DRC

Capital: Kinshasa

REGION
Central Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Central African Republic (North)
South Sudan (Northeast)
Uganda (Northeast)
Rwanda (East)
Burundi (East)
Tanzania (East)
Zambia (Southeast)
Angola (West and Southwest)
Republic of the Congo (Northwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (West)
TOTAL AREA
2,344,858 km2 (96.7% land, 3.3% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
10,481 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
37 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Vast central basin
Mountains in east
HIGHEST POINT
Pic Marguerite (5,110 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Cobalt
Copper
Niobium
Tantalum
Petroleum
Industrial diamonds
Gem diamonds
Gold
Silver
Zinc
Manganese
Tin
Uranium
Coal
Hydropower
Timber
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Floods
Volcanic activity
DEMONYM
Congolese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS1
Mongo
Luba
Kongo
Mangbetu-Azande
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Lingala
Kingwana
Kikongo
Tshiluba
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (50%)
Protestant (20%)
Kimbanguist (10%)
Muslim (10%)
POPULATION
81,331,050
LARGEST CITY
Kinshasa (8,900,721)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Lumumbashi (1,630,186)
Mbuji-Mayi (1,559,073)
Bukavu (1,012,053)
Kananga (967,007)
Kisangani (868,672)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Joseph Kabila
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Augstin Matata Ponyo
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
30 June 1960 (from Belgium)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Leopard
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Debout Congolaise
GDP PER CAPITA
$800 (USD)
CURRENCY
F (Congolese Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = 961.97 F
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.cd
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+243

At least 200 different ethnic groups exist within the borders of the DRC.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html (Majority of information)

http://archive.is/GJ6zo (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 29 October 2016

1 The four ethnic groups listed make up 45% of the population. There are over 200 others, the vast majority of whom are Bantu.