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Democratic Republic Of The Congo Facts

  • Name: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly Zaire
  • Capital City: Kinshasa (9,046,000 pop.)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Population: 75,507,308 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Congolese Franc (CDF)
    (conversion rates)

    Congolese Franc
    1 franc note
  • Ethnicity: over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population
  • GDP total: $27.53 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official), Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Swahili and Tshiluba
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kolwezi, Kananga
  • Name: 'Congo' is derived from the Bantu kingdom Kongo, and translates to mean "hunters"
  • National Day: June 30
  • Religion: Catholic, Protestant, others
  • Symbols

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