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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 blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

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
 - 2014 estimate77,433,744[1] (18th)
 - Density33.01/km2 (182nd)
75.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$55.731 billion[2]
 - Per capita$702.784[2]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$32.665 billion[2]
 - Per capita$411.914[2]
Gini (2006)44.4[3]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.338[4]
low ·186th
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 June 30, 2015


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