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Name(official): Democratic Republic of the Congo,
République Démocratique du Congo
Name(short): None
Capital City: Kinshasa
Location: Central Africa, North East of Angola.
Coordinate: 0 00 N, 25 00 E
Independence: (From Belgium) June 30th; 1960
President: Joseph Kabila (since 17 January 2001);
note: following the assassination of his father Laurent KABILA, Joseph KABILA succeeded to the presidency which he retained through the 2003-2006 transition; he was subsequently elected president in October 2006.
Antoine GIZENGA, Prime Minister and head of government (since 30 December 2006);
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 2 345
Population: 65 751 512 (July 2007 est.)
People: Over 200 ethnic groups, majority are of the Bantu, Mangbetu-Azande(Hamitic) groups.
Religion: Christians 70%, kimbanguist 10%, muslims 10%, others and indigenous beliefs 10%.
Languages: French(official), Lingala(lingua franca for trade), Kingwala(a dialect of Swahili), kikongo, Tshiluba.
Literacy: 65.5%total, 76.2%male, 55.1%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Congolese franc (CDF), 1 CDF = 100 centimes
GDP(per capita): $700 (2006 est.)
Arable Land: 2.86%
Agriculture: coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, quinine, cassava (tapioca), palm oil, bananas, root crops, corn, fruits; wood products.
Natural resources: cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Chancery: 1-2F, 5-8-5, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku.
Post Code: 111-0053 Tel. 03-5820-1580/1
General Info:
International Phone Code: +243


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Kinshasa, Lumumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga, Kisangani, Bukavu, Kolwezi.




10 provinces (provinces, singular - province) and 1 city* (ville); Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Kinshasa*, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sud-Kivu.


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