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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kinshasa

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:38

  • Population

    Population

    81.32 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +243

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr CDF (franc)

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kinshasa

  • Local time

    Local time

    18:38

  • Population

    Population

    81.32 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +243

  • Currency

    Currency

    Fr CDF (franc)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 351

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.68 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 543mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    2 345 410 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    12%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    67%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    11%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3641km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    416 032

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    With over
    Bantu
    Mongo

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 50 %
    Protestant - 20 %
    Kimbanguist - 10 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    French
    Lingala
    Kingwana

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    134 250

  • Murders

    Murders

    13 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.4 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    246%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    324 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.7%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    mining, cobalt, gold, diamonds, coltan, zinc, tin, tungsten, mineral processing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, cotton, cocoa, quinine, cassava (manioc)

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, diamonds, gold, silver, zinc

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    2%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, diamonds, gold, silver, zinc

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    92%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    4 672kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    182 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    1

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What not to do when visiting Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Don’t photograph government buildings, military installations, motorcades and along border areas - it’s illegal and very sensitive.

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Don’t forget on the unwritten rule - the nicer one looks, the more respect one will receive. Most Congolese dress in clean, crisp clothes and colourful outfits. Women wear long skirts, never trousers.

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Don’t skip the proper greeting - they are essential in Congolese life. Saying hello and inquiring about the other person's situation must be attended to before other matters are discussed. Particular respect is given when greeting elders or village headmen, especially if the person making the approaches is younger than the other is.

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Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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