The DRC borders the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east; Zambia and Angola to the south; the Republic of the Congo to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. It is the second-largest country in Africa by area and eleventh largest in the world. With a Population of over 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most-populated nation in Africa and the seventeenth most populated country in the world.
Languages: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana(a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba
Ethnic Groups: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, Teke 17%, and M'Bochi 12%
Belief Systems: Catholicism 36.8%, Protestantism 32%,other Christian 11.2%, Sunni Islam 6%, ShiaIslam 1.2%,Ahmadiyya Islam 0.7%, other Muslim 4.1%,Indigenous religion 3%,other or non-specified 1%, unaffiliated (4%)
Population: 73.3 million people (World Rank: 19th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 83.7 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 185th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.65 %/yr (World Rank: 26th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 50 years (World Rank: 226th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 17.1 years (World Rank: 186th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo- General Information<
Culture and Tourism:
Tourism Democratic Republic of Congo
All about Democratic Republic of Congo as a tourism destination
Virunga National Park
Africa's oldest park.
One of the African Great Lakes.
Capital of Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Free online resource for learning Lingala
Democratic Republic of Congo Government Websites
by Gunnar Anzinger