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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-Lulua)
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 groups
See Ethnic groups section below
Religion
(2015)[1]
Demonym(s)Congolese
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
Félix Tshisekedi
Sylvestre Ilunga
Alexis Thambwe Mwamba
Jeannine Mabunda
Benoît Lwamba Bindu
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Formation
17 November 1879
1 July 1885
15 November 1908
30 June 1960[2]
20 September 1960
• Renamed Democratic Republic of 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 (%)
3.32
Population
• Estimate
101,780,263 (2020)[3] (15th)
• Density
39.19/km2 (101.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
Increase $77.486 billion[3]
• Per capita
Increase $843[3]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
Increase $46.117 billion[3]
• Per capita
Increase $501[3]
Gini (2006)Negative increase 44.4[4]
medium
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.459[5]
low · 179th
CurrencyCongolese franc (CDF)
Time zoneUTC+1 to +2 (WAT and CAT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+243
ISO 3166 codeCD
Internet TLD.cd

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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