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Democratic Republic of the Congo
République démocratique du Congo  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Justice – Paix – Travail" (French)
"Justice – Peace – Work"
Anthem: Debout Congolais  (French)
Arise, Congolese
Capital
and largest city
Kinshasa
4°19′S15°19′E / 4.317°S 15.317°E / -4.317; 15.317
Official languagesFrench
Recognised national languages
Ethnic groupsSee Ethnic groups section below
DemonymCongolese
GovernmentSemi-presidential republic
 - PresidentJoseph Kabila
 - Prime MinisterAugustin Matata Ponyo
LegislatureParliament
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseNational Assembly
Independence
 - from Belgium30 June 1960[1] 
Area
 - Total2,345,409 km2 (11th)
905,355 sq mi
 - Water (%)4.3
Population
 - 2013 estimate75,507,308[1] (19th)
 - Density29.3/km2 (182nd)
75.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$27.575 billion[2]
 - Per capita$368[2]
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$17.703 billion[2]
 - Per capita$236[2]
Gini (2006)44.4[3]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.304[4]
low ·186tha 
CurrencyCongolese franc (CDF)
Time zoneWAT and CAT(UTC+1 to +2)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+1 to +2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+243
ISO 3166 codeCD
Internet TLD.cd
a.Lowest ranked.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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