Country's codes

International phone code for Congo: +243

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: COD

    2 letters (internet domain): .CD

    Digital country code:180

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): -

Olympic country code: COD

FIFA code: COD


Useful country information

Land area: 875,520 sq mi (2,267,599 sq km); total area: 905,568 sq mi (2,345,410 sq km)

Population92.38 million (2022)

Capital and largest city (2022 est.): Kinshasa, 17,071,000

Capital City
Kinshasa: Capital City Profile

Other large cities: Lubumbashi, 2,584,000; Mbuji-Mayi, 1.504 million; Kananga 888,000; Kisangani 820,000

Monetary unit: Congolese franc

National Name: Republique Democratique du Congo

Current government officials

Languages: French (official), Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba

Ethnicity/race: With over 200 African ethnic groups, the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes?Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic)?make up about 45% of the population

National Holiday: Independence Day, June 30

Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Islam 10%; other syncretic and indigenous 10%


 

Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability.

The DRC is bordered by 9 countries: AngolaBurundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the CongoRwanda, South Sudan, TanzaniaUganda, and Zambia. A 45 km wide strip of coastline in west provides the country's narrow access to the Atlantic Ocean. Five of the the famous African Great Lakes are lined up on DR Congo's eastern border: Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Mweru.



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