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Democratic Republic of the Congo
République démocratique du Congo  (French)

Repubilika ya Kôngo ya Dimokalasi  (Kongo)
Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki  (Lingala)
Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo  (Swahili)

Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata  (Luba-Katanga)
Motto: "Justice – Paix – Travail" (French)
"Justice – Peace – Work"
Anthem: Debout Congolais  (French)
"Arise, Congolese"
Location of  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (dark green)
Location of  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (dark green)
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
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidential republic
Joseph Kabila
Bruno Tshibala
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Formation
17 November 1879
1 July 1885
15 November 1908
30 June 1960[1]
• Renamed to Democratic Republic of the Congo
1 August 1964
29 October 1971
17 May 1997
18 February 2006
Area
• Total
2,345,409 km2 (905,567 sq mi) (11th)
• Water (%)
4.3
Population
• 2017 estimate
82,243,000[2] (16th)
• Density
34.83/km2 (90.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$68.331 billion[3]
• Per capita
$788[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$41.098 billion[3]
• Per capita
$474[3]
Gini (2006)44.4[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.435[5]
low · 176th
CurrencyCongolese franc (CDF)
Time zoneWAT and CAT(UTC+1 to +2)
Drives on theright
Calling code+243
ISO 3166 codeCD
Internet TLD.cd

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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