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Democratic Republic of the Congo aka DR Congo is pronounced kaang·gow” and and is one of the 9 countries located in Central Africa. DR Congo is the 2nd largest country in Africa after Algeria. The name Congo is from the Congo River which derived from Kongo, a Bantu kingdom that got its name from its people, the Bakongo (hunters). This country gained it’s independence on June 30, 1960 from Belgium. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, DR Congo.

Democratic Republic of the Congo flag simple illustration for independence day or election

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Where is Democratic Republic of the Congo located?

Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in North Africa bordered by Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, and Republic of the Congo.

World Data Locator Map, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Facts

Facts About Democratic Republic of the Congo

  1. Capital: Kinshasa
  2. Population: 92 Million

Languages

What Are The Official Languages of Democratic Republic of the Congo?

French is the official language of DR Congo.

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Currency

What is the Currency in Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Congolese Franc is the currency used in DR Congo.

$1 = 2000.00

$20 = 40000.00

$60 = 120000.00

 

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Religion

What Are The Religions of Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Religion: In DR Congo the main religion practiced is Christianity (95%).

 

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Democratic Republic of the Congo:

 

Is Democratic Republic of the Congo Safe?

DRC is currently at a “Level 3: Reconsider Travel

I hope this information has given you more insight into DR Congo but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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