Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo's flagLocation: Central Africa
Official name: the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1960 / 1960
Capital city: Kinshasa
Population: 67.8 million / 77 people per sq mile (30 people per sq km)
Total land area: 905,563 square miles (2,345,410 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Kiswahili, Tshiluba, Kikongo, Lingala, French (official language)
Main religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Traditional beliefs and other 20%, Muslim 10%
Ethnic mix: Other 55%, Mongo, Luba, Kongo, and Mangbetu-Azande 45%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Congolese franc = 100 centimes
Literacy rate: 67%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 1585 kilocalories

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