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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Facts and stats about Democratic Republic of the Congo

75.51 million

Population. Ranked 19th in 2013.

$271.97

GDP per capita. Ranked 175th in 2012.

Borders

Angola 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of Angola's discontiguous Cabinda Province), Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, South Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km
Largest city Kinshasa - 4,655,313
Capital city Kinshasa - 4,655,313
Major language French, Lingala, Kiswahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba
Major religion Christianity, Islam
Monetary unit Congolese franc
Alternative names Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Dem Rep. of the Congo, DR Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, DRC Congo, congo-kinshasa, dem. rep. of the congo, congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Dem. Rep., congo dr, Congo, Democratic Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Republique Democratique du Congo, Congo, Dem. Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, zaire, Dem. Rep. of the Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Zaire, Congo Dem. Rep.
Groups Christian countries, failed states, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked #7 for population amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for death rates > infants amongst Hot countries in 2009.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for area > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has ranked last for national accounts > local currency at constant prices > expenditure on GDP > general government final consumpt since 1960.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has had the highest financial sector > exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > base year varies by country since 1991.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked third for death rate, crude > per 1,000 people globally in 2011.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo ranked first for airports amongst Failed states in 2013.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has ranked last for GDP per person employed > constant 1990 PPP $ since 1992.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has had the highest GDP deflator since 1992.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has ranked last for income > GDP per capita, PPP > current international $ since 2000.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has ranked last for income > household final consumption expenditure, PPP > constant 2005 international $ per capita since 1993.