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Where is The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?

map showing the location of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Located in the continent of Africa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo covers 2,267,048 square kilometers of land and 77,810 square kilometers of water, making it the 11th largest nation in the world with a total area of 2,344,858 square kilometers.

The Democratic Republic Of The Congo became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from Belgium. The population of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo is 73,599,190 (2012) and the nation has a density of 32 people per square kilometer.

The currency of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo is the Congolese Franc (CDF). As well, the people of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo are refered to as Congolese or Congo.

The dialing code for the country is 243 and the top level internet domain for Congolese or Congo sites is .cd.

The Democratic Republic Of The Congo shares land borders with 9 countries: Angola, Zambia, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Burundi, Uganda, Central African Republic.

To learn more, visit our detailed Democratic Republic Of The Congo section.

Quick facts

Population 73,599,190
Density 32.5 / km2 ( 84.1 / mi2 )
Language French
Independence Year 1960
Capital Kinshasa (Kinshasa)
Currency Congolese Franc
GDP 32,962,261,156 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 448 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,267,048 km2 (875,312 mi2)
Water Area 77,810 km2 (30,043 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries The Central African Republic, Zambia, Angola, Burundi, The Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania
Minimum Longitude 12.200
Maximum Longitude 31.310
Mininum Latitude -13.460
Maximum Latitude 5.390

What is the capital of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?

map showing the location of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Location of Kinshasa on a map.

Kinshasa is the capital city of Congo, Democratic Republic of the. It has a population of 7,785,965, and is located on a latitue of -4.33 and longitude of 15.31.

Kinshasa is also the political center of Congo, Democratic Republic of the, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Kinshasa, the Capital Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

City Kinshasa
Country The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Population 7,785,965
Longitude 15.31357000
Latitude -4.32758000
Elevation 281 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Rank City Population
#1Kinshasa7,785,965
#2Lubumbashi1,373,770
#3Mbuji-Mayi874,761
#4Kisangani539,158
#5Masina485,167
#6Kananga463,546
#7Likasi422,414
#8Kolwezi418,000
#9Tshikapa267,462
#10Bukavu225,389
#11Mwene-Ditu189,177
#12Kikwit186,991
#13Mbandaka184,185
#14Matadi180,109
#15Uvira170,391
#16Butembo154,621
#17Gandajika154,425
#18Kalemie146,974
#19Goma144,124
#20Kindu135,698

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.