In terms of surface area, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 3rd largest nation on the African continent and the 12th on earth, and with a population of 71.7 million is the 4th most populous behind Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt. It also has 9 individual borders with 8 neighbouring countries. Its coastline, on the South Atlantic Ocean in the south west, divides its 2,511km border with Angola. It's other neighbours are The Republic of the Congo (2) to the west, the Central African Republic and Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east and Zambia to the south.
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, Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km
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