Democratic Republic of Congo

WELCOME TO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Also usually referred to as the DRC the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa.

FUN FACTS

CAPITAL:

Kinshasa

NATIONAL DAY:

30 June 1960

AIRPORT:

N’Djili International Airport in Kinshasa, as well as airports in Kisangani, Lubumbashi

MAIN LANGUAGES:

French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili, Tshiluba

NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES:

Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania (Lake Tanganyika)

TIME ZONE:

GMT +1 to +2

SIZE:

2 345 095km2

POPULATION:

70-million

ECONOMY:

The biggest producer of cobalt ore in the world, and a major producer of copper and industrial diamonds

CURRENCY:

Congolese franc

CLIMATE:

Hot and humid. Day temperatures reach around 30°C

PLACES TO SEE:

Kinshasa; Congo River by boat; Lake Tanganyika and Lake Kivu; Kahuzi-Biega National Park