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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo Background Stats

Date:

90,000 BP

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Semliki harpoon heads carved from bone. 2014
First human settlement > Place Katanda, Upper Semliki River 2014
Full name Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013
Independence day date June 30 1960
Land border length 10,730 km 2014 8th out of 200
National anthems Debout Congolais ( Arise Congolese ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Angola Burundi (L) Central African Republic (L) Republic of the Congo (L) Rwanda (L) South Sudan (L) Tanzania (L) Uganda (L) Zambia (L) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 1 2014 119th out of 171
Overview

A vast country with immense economic resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been at the centre of what could be termed Africa's world war. This has left it in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. The five-year conflict pitted government forces, supported by Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda.

Despite a peace deal and the formation of a transitional government in 2003, people in the east of the country remain in terror of marauding militias and the army.

The war claimed an estimated three million lives, either as a direct result of fighting or because of disease and malnutrition. It has been called possibly the worst emergency to unfold in Africa in recent decades.


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2013

Citation

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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