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Democratic Republic Of The Congo's Information

Flag of Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Land Area 2,267,048 km2
Water Area 77,810 km2
Total Area 2,344,858km2 (#11)
Population 81,331,050 (#17)
Population Density 35.88/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $65.04 Billion
Currency Franc (CDF)
Largest Cities
Democratic Republic of the Congo Flag:
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The relatively new flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was officially adopted on May 17, 1997.

It was flown by Kabila military forces during a successful coup d'etat. The six gold stars are said to represent the original provinces of Congo, formerly Zaire.

Larger Democratic Republic of the Congo flag

Democratic Republic of the Congo Coat of Arms:
Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo displays a leopard head bordered by an elephant tusk and spear.

The national motto, "Justice, Paix, Travail" ("Justice, Peace, Work") is displayed on a ribbon below.

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