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Democratic Republic of Congo
Sprawled along the Congo River, Kinshasa is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a population of 10 076 099 inhabitants.
Population: The population is estimated to be 72. 784million (2010). Size: 2 345 095 km2 Neighbouring countries: Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Ruwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Republic of Congo and Tanzania (Lake Tanganyika) Language: The official language is French and others are Swahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba and Lingala. Capital City: Kinshasa
Located in central Africa, the country is 2 345 410km² in extent and is bordered by Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania (Lake Tanganyika) and Zambia.
Airports: N'djili, Kisangani and Lumbumbashi
For more information on DR Congo's Government, please click here: www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2823.htm
One of the largest countries in Africa, the DR Congo boasts the second largest rain forest in the world and is home to Africa's most powerful river the Congo River, and five World Heritage sites. It is also known for its rare animal species, including the chimpanzee, the bonobo, the mountain gorilla, the okapi and the white rhino. Economy: The biggest producer of cobalt ore in the world, and a major producer of copper and industrial diamonds. Tourism investment opportunties: World Heritage Sites
Iconic attraction: Congo River Places to see: Kinshasa, Congo River by boat, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kivu, Khuzi-Biega National Park. Climate: Tropical, hot and humid. Day temperatures reach around 30o C Currency: Congo Franc (CDF) Time Zone: GMT + 1 or +2 National Day: 30 June 1960