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About Democratic Republic of the Congo in detail
Where is Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Democratic Republic of the Congo, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 4 19 S 15 18 E otherwise in Africa, in Central Africa, northeast of Angola.
What is the capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo is: Kinshasa.
What is the time in Kinshasa?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Kinshasa is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Democratic Republic of the Congo is: .cd
What is the size of Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo is total: 2,344,858 sq km; land: 2,267,048 sq km, water: 77,810 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo is slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US.
If we would like to walk around and discover Democratic Republic of the Congo, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 10,481 km.
What is the water coverage of Democratic Republic of the Congo?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Democratic Republic of the Congo is covered by water (see below), and this includes 37 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The climate of Democratic Republic of the Congo is tropical: hot and humid in equatorial river basin: cooler and drier in southern highlands: cooler and wetter in eastern highlands: north of Equator - wet season (April to October), dry season (December to February): south of Equator - wet season (November to March), dry season (April to October).
Geographical data of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The elevation of Democratic Republic of the Congo; mean elevation: 726 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema 5,110 m.
The typical geographical details of Democratic Republic of the Congo include vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Democratic Republic of the Congo is second largest country in Africa (after Algeria) and largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa; straddles the equator; has narrow strip of land that controls the lower Congo River and is only outlet to South Atlantic Ocean; dense tropical rain forest in central river basin and eastern highlands.
Resources and land use of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The country’s main mined products are cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 11.4%; arable land 3.1%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 8%; forest: 67.9%; other: 20.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The number of inhabitants of Democratic Republic of the Congo is 81,331,050 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 42.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Democratic Republic of the Congo is concentrated in KINSHASA (capital) 11.587 million; Lubumbashi 2.015 million; Mbuji-Mayi 20.007 million; Kananga 1.169 million; Kisangani 1.04 million; Bukavu 832,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Democratic Republic of the Congo
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: 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.
Spoken languages in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The spoken languages in Democratic Republic of the Congo are the following: French (official language), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba.
What are the most important religions in Democratic Republic of the Congo?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%.
Further population data of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 42.2% (male 17,300,707 / female 17,024,082) 15-24 years: 21.44% (male 8,747,038 / female 8,694,000) 25-54 years: 30.13% (male 12,227,971 / female 12,273,304) 55-64 years: 3.58% (male 1,374,050 / female 1,535,973) 65 years and over: 2.65% (male 910,456 / female 1,243,469) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Democratic Republic of the Congo is 2.42% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Democratic Republic of the Congo the birth rate is 34.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Democratic Republic of the Congo the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Democratic Republic of the Congo, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Democratic Republic of the Congo are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 4.3% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Democratic Republic of the Congo
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast natural resource wealth - is slowly recovering after decades of decline.Systemic corruption since independence in 1960, combined with countrywide instability and conflict that began in the early-90s, has dramatically reduced national output and government revenue and increased external debt. With the installation of a transitRenewed activity in the mining sector, the source of most export income, has boosted Kinshasa's fiscal position and GDP growth in recent years, although recent commodity price declines threaten to erase progress. An uncertain legal framework, corruption,The country marked its fourteenth consecutive year of positive economic expansion in 2016. Much economic activity still occurs in the informal sector and is not reflected in GDP data. The DRC signed a Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility with the IMF in.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Democratic Republic of the Congo is $39.82 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Democratic Republic of the Congo is 3.9% (2016 estimate) 6.9% (2015 estimate) 9.5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Democratic Republic of the Congo this is $800 (2016 estimate) $800 (2015 estimate) $700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Democratic Republic of the Congo produces?
The main agricultural products of Democratic Republic of the Congo are coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, cotton, cocoa, quinine, cassava (manioc, tapioca), bananas, plantains, peanuts, root crops, corn, fruits; wood products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are mining (copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds, coltan, zinc, tin, tungsten), mineral processing, consumer products (textiles, plastics, footwear, cigarettes), metal products, processed foods and beverages, timber, cement, commercial ship repair. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on mining (copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds, coltan, zinc, tin, tungsten), mineral processing, consumer products (textiles, plastics, footwear, cigarettes), metal products, processed foods and beverages, timber, cement, commercial ship repair.
Drinking water source in Democratic Republic of the Congo
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 81.1% of population, rural: 31.2% of population, total: 52.4% of population. Unimproved: urban: 18.9% of population, rural: 68.8% of population, total: 47.6% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Democratic Republic of the Congo
In Democratic Republic of the Congo the average number of childbirth is 4.53 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The average age of the population is total: 18.4 years; male: 18.1 years, female: 18.6 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Democratic Republic of the Congo it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Democratic Republic of the Congo is -0.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Democratic Republic of the Congo a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Democratic Republic of the Congo density of the hospital beds is 0.8 beds / 1,000 population (2006).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Democratic Republic of the Congo the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria, dengue fever, and trypanosomiasis-gambiense (African sleeping sickness)water contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Democratic Republic of the Congo the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Democratic Republic of the Congo is 3.7% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Democratic Republic of the Congo? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo are periodic droughts in south; Congo River floods (seasonal); active volcanoes in the east along the Great Rift Valleyvolcanism: Nyiragongo (elev. 3,470 m), which erupted in 2002 and is experiencing ongoing activity, poses a major threat to the city of Goma, home to a quarter million people; the volcano produces unusually fast-moving lava, known to travel up to 100 km /hr; Nyiragongo has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; its neighbor, Nyamuragira, which erupted in 2010, is Africa's most active volcano; Visoke is the only other historically active volcano.
More interesting facts about Democratic Republic of the Congo
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Established as an official Belgian colony in 1908, Then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. He subsequently changed his name - to MOBUTU Sese Seko - as well as that of the country - to Zaire. MOBUTU retained his position for 32 years through several sham elections, as well as through brutal force. Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the MOBUTU regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent KABILA. He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by a second insurrection again backed by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support KABILA's regime. In January 2001, KABILA was assassinated and his son, Joseph KABILA, was named head of state. In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying the eastern DRC; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003; it held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures took place in 2006.In 2009, following a resurgence of conflict in the eastern DRC, the government signed a peace agreement with the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a primarily Tutsi rebel group. An attempt to integrate CNDP members into the Congolese military failed, prompting their defection in 2012 and the formation of the M23 armed group - named after the 23 March 2009 peace agreements. Renewed conflict led to large population displacements and significant human rights abuses before the M23 was pushed out of DRC to Uganda and Rwanda in late 2013 by a joint DRC and UN offensive. In addition, the DRC continues to experience violence committed by other armed groups including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, the Allied Democratic Forces, and assorted Mai Mai militias. In the most recent national elections, held in November 2011, disputed results allowed Joseph KABILA to be reelected to the presidency; the next presidential election is scheduled for late 2016..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Democratic Republic of the Congo: 30 June 1960 (from Belgium).
The flag and other symbols of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, sky blue field divided diagonally from the lower hoist corner to upper fly corner by a red stripe bordered by two narrow yellow stripes; a yellow, five-pointed star appears in the upper hoist corner; blue represents peace and hope, red the blood of the country's martyrs, and yellow the country's wealth and prosperity; the star symbolizes unity and the brilliant future for the country.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Democratic Republic of the Congo: leopard; national colors: sky blue, red, yellow.
Constitution of Democratic Republic of the Congo
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Democratic Republic of the Congo is a civil law system primarily based on Belgian law, but also customary, and tribal law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Democratic Republic of the Congo, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Parliament or Parlament consists of the Senate (108 seats; members indirectly elected by provincial assemblies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms) and the National Assembly (500 seats; 439 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 61 directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: Senate - last held on 19 January 2007 (follow-on elections have been delayed); National Assembly - last held on 28 November 2011 (next to be held on 27 November 2016)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPRD 22, MLC 14, FR 7, RCD 7, PDC 6, CDC 3, MSR 3, PALU 2, independent 26, other 18; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPRD 62, UDPS 41, PPPD 29, MSR 27, MLC 22, PALU 19, UNC 17, ARC 16, AFDC 15, ECT 11, RRC 11, independent 16, other 214 (includes numerous political parties that won 10 or fewer seats and 2 constituencies where voting was halted); note - the November 2011 election was marred by violence including the destruction of ballots in two constituencies resulting in the closure of polling sites; election results were delayed three months, strongly contested, and continue to be unresolved.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Democratic Republic of the Congo
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Democratic Republic of the Congo the labor force is 31.08 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Democratic Republic of the Congo is total: 69.8 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 73.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 66.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Democratic Republic of the Congo is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Democratic Republic of the Congo, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 34.7% (2006).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Democratic Republic of the Congo the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Democratic Republic of the Congo the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.3% highhest 10%: 34.7% (2006).
About the budget and central governments debt of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Democratic Republic of the Congo is; revenues: $5.448 billion, expenditures: $5.837 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 13.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Democratic Republic of the Congo is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Democratic Republic of the Congo
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.6% (2016 estimate), 1.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 19.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Democratic Republic of the Congo is: $9.316 billion (2016 estimate), $10.35 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee.
The most important export partners of Democratic Republic of the Congo are the China 43.5%, Zambia 25%, South Korea 4.9%, Belgium 4.8% (2015).
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.6%, South Africa 17.7%, Zambia 12.3%, Belgium 6.9%, Zimbabwe 5.1%, India 4.7% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Democratic Republic of the Congo
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Democratic Republic of the Congo, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 98.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Democratic Republic of the Congo, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Democratic Republic of the Congo; barely adequate wire and microwave radio relay service in and between urban areas; domestic satellite system with 14 earth stations; inadequate fixed-line infrastructuredomestic: state-owned operator providing less than 1 fixed-line connection per 100 persons; given the backdrop of a wholly inadequate fixed-line infrastructure, the use of mobile-cellular services has surged and mobile teledensity is over 45 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 243; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Democratic Republic of the Congo: 198 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Democratic Republic of the Congo: total: 153,497 km, paved: 2,794 km, unpaved: 150,703 km (2004).
The total length of the waterways in Democratic Republic of the Congo: 15,000 km (including the Congo, its tributaries, and unconnected lakes) (2011).
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Facts & data about Democratic Republic of the Congo
Name of the country: conventional long form: Democratic Republic of the Congo, conventional short form: DRC, local long form: Republique Democratique du Congo, local short form: RDC, former: Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa, Zaireabbreviation: DRC, etymology: named for the Congo River, most of which lies within the DRC; the river name derives from Kongo, a Bantu kingdom that occupied its mouth at the time of Portuguese discovery in the late 15th century and whose name stems from its people the Bakongo, meaning "hunters".
|Abbrevation: Democratic Republic of the Congo||Geographic coordinates:
0 00 N, 25 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa||GPS of the Capital:
4 19 S 15 18 E
|Position: Central Africa, northeast of Angola|
|Land area: total: 2,344,858 sq km; land: 2,267,048 sq km, water: 77,810 sq km||Terrain: vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east
||Area comparative: slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US|
|Population: 81,331,050 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.42% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.89 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.73 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $9.316 billion (2016 estimate), $10.35 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $10.2 billion (2016 estimate), $10.46 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.6%, South Africa 17.7%, Zambia 12.3%, Belgium 6.9%, Zimbabwe 5.1%, India 4.7% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 42.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): KINSHASA (capital) 11.587 million; Lubumbashi 2.015 million; Mbuji-Mayi 20.007 million; Kananga 1.169 million; Kisangani 1.04 million; Bukavu 832,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 18.4 years; male: 18.1 years, female: 18.6 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 3.016 million. Percent of population: 3.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 59,534. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 8 (July 2012 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 37.753 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 48 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Congolese (singular and plural) adjective: Congolese or Congo||National holidays: Independence Day, 30 June (1960)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 57.3 years. Male: 55.8 years, female: 58.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.53 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 34.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write French, Lingala, Kingwana, or Tshiluba. Total population: 63.8%; male: 78.1%, female: 50% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system primarily based on Belgian law, but also customary, and tribal law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: mining (copper, cobalt, gold, diamonds, coltan, zinc, tin, tungsten), mineral processing, consumer products (textiles, plastics, footwear, cigarettes), metal products, processed foods and beverages, timber, cement, commercial ship repair||Industrial production growth rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.9% (2016 estimate) 6.9% (2015 estimate) 9.5% (2014 estimate)|
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