Love Africa Facts About Democratic Republic Of Congo
Approximately 70 Million inhabitants, Over 200 ethnics groups.
Neighbors: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is bordered by Nine Countries. (Angola, Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Congo Republic, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia)
Population: Approximately 70 Million inhabitants
Ethnic Groups: Over 200 ethnic groups
Major Languages: Lingala, Kikongo, Tshiluba, Swahili, French
Size/ Area: 2,345, 410 sq km or approximately the size of Western Europe or Slightly less than one fourth the size of the United States.
Income: $200 per year for an individual
Key Natural Resources: Diamond, Gold, Coltan, Uranium, Copper, Tin, Silver, Cobalt, Niobium, Timber, Hydro Power, Manganese, Petroleum
Life Expectancy: 51 years
Religions: Roman Catholics 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, Other 10%
Provinces: 26 provinces
Independence: The Democratic Republic of Congo gained its independence from Belgium on June 30, 1960.
Independence Hero: Patrice Emery Lumumba was elected as Congo’s First Prime Minister
President Joseph Kabila ( January 2001 – Present )
Laurent-Désiré Kabila ( May 1997 – January 2001)
Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga (November 1965 – May 1997)
Joseph Kasa-Vubu ( July 1960 – November 1965)
Source: [Friends of Congo]