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
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.