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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  (Tshiluba)
FlagCoat of arms
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
 • 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
 • 2015 estimate81,680,000[2] (16th)
 • Density34.83/km2
90.22/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$68.691 billion[3]
 • Per capita$816[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$42.056 billion[3]
 • Per capita$499[3]
Gini (2006)44.4[4]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.433[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 October 9, 2016


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