Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Coastal
  • Country area: 2,344,858 km²
  • Pop: 71,712,867
  • Religions: Christianity (90%), Muslim
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $21.64 billion (119)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.239 (168)
  • Main Languages: French, Lingala, Kongo
  • Largest three cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi
  • Capital: Kinshasa
  • Type of government: Unitary presidential republic/ multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $6.1 billion (2007) - diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee Imports: $5.2 billion (2007) - foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Joseph Kabila
  • Date of next election: 27-Nov-11
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: N/A
  • Literacy rates: 67.20%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 2
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 175
  • Life expectancy: 55.33
  • Percentage below poverty line: N/A

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