About Democratic Republic of Congo
Population Estimate: 83.3 million
Area: 2,344,858 square kilometers
Borders: Angola (south west), Republic of the Congo (west), Central African Republic (north), South Sudan (north east), Uganda (east), Rwanda (east), Burundi (east), Tanzania (south east), Zambia (south).
Independence Day: June 30, 1960
President: Felix Tshisekedi
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions: Islam, Kimbaguist
Currency: Congolese Francs
Key Challenges: Internal conflict, unprofessional army, governance, electoral tension, ethnic tension
Interesting Fact: The DR Congo is roughly the size of Western Europe, and has around USD 24 trillion in mineral reserves.