DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Capital: Kigali

Population estimate: 83,301,951

Area: 2,344,858 square kilometers

Borders: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Independence day: 30th June 1960

Communities: 200

President: Joseph Kabila

Major religion: Christianity

Other common religions: Islam, Kimbaguist,

Currency: Congolese Francs (CDF)

Main issues affecting country: Illicit drugs, trafficking in persons, refugees and internally displaced persons, international disputes.

Interesting fact: Since the 1960s, the Congolese have endured over two decades of armed conflict with over 5.4 Million.

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