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Capital : Kinshasa
Language :  French
Currency :  Congolese franc
Population : 85 110 000
Area : 2 344 858 km2

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Democratic Republic of the Congo facts

1. Independence from Belgium was obtained on June 30, 1960.
2. The population density is 31 people / km2.
3. The country is 7.5 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christians, 92.4%.
5. The highest peak is Stanley Mountain 5109 m above sea level.
6. Kongo is the longest river.
7. The national animal is okapi.
8. The average temperature is in January 26 °C, in July 22 °C.
9. Motto of the country – “Democracy, justice, work”.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 86 place,
      – 2018 year – 74 place.

12. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 150,000 professional and 1,500 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 144 620 professional and 0 reservists.

13. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 90 tanks, 200 armored vehicles, 42 jet aircraft and 27 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 200 tanks, 210 armored vehicles, 40 jet aircraft and 27 helicopters.

14. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $160,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $162,000,000 .

15. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about ships.

Author: Wojak

16. 30% of all diamonds in the world were excavated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Author: Sandra

17. The minimum wage is 1,680 francs per day (data from 2009).

Author: Daria

18. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, on average, an adult consumes about 3.6 liters of pure alcohol a year.

19. The most beer is beer – 24%, then spirit – 2%, wine – 0.7%, and other alcoholic beverages – 73.3%.

Author: AlkoWorld

20. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

21. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

22. The average IQ level is 78.

Author: EduKacJa

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 47.4 years (women – 48.9 years and men – 45.9 years).

Author: Wilga

24. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

25. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and 120 km / h on fast roads.

26. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.1 promile.

27. In 2013, 498 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

28. In this country, over 350,000 motor vehicles are registered (4 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

29. 75% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 63 770 000 people).

30. 90.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

31. In this country there are over 153 497 km of paved roads (0.24% of all roads in the world).

32. In this country there are 198 airports, 26 of the paved surface.

33. In this country there are over 4 007 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

34. In this country over 2 381 000 (2015) 5 137 271 (2018) people have access to internet (around 06% of the population).

35. Around 1,900,000 (2015) 2,100,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

36. The national top-level domain is .cd . There are over 2,550 websites with such an extension.

37. The extension, cd is often used for websites related to compact discs.

38. The most popular pages with the extension .cd are: torrentz.cd, torrent.cd and google.cd.

Author: http

39. The country has over $1,872,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.015% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

40. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $15 118 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $8,720,000,000 .

41. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 34% GDP, or around: $5 140 120 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 17% GDP, or around: $1,482,400,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $17.

42. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $6,526,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

43. In this country an adult person smokes 9 cigarettes a month on average.

Author: VViki

44. In this country there are 22.7% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 19 300 902 people).

Author: Reebeka

45. The lowest temperature: 8.9 °C was measured in Sibiti.

46. The highest temperature: 41 °C was measured in Yahila.

Author: weather

47. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

48. In this country, women can get married at the age of 15, and men aged 18.

49. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.9 years old.

50. 10 women give birth to 47 children on average

Author: Nadia

51. The average age of people living in this country is 18.1 years old.

52. The country is around:
36 264 000 people (42.65%) in the age range 0-14 years.
46 526 000 people (54.72%) in the age range 15-64 years.
2 236 200 people (2.63%) over 65 years old.

53. In this country, about 2,966,000 children are born each year (3.5% of the population), and about 856,000 people die (1.0% of the population).

Author: Sara19

54. In this country, a person of 16 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

55. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo there are 257550 km2 of agricultural land (11% of the country).

56. 14 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

57. Masisi is the highest situated town in the country.

Author: Statyk

58. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 155 days.

59. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

60. The work week is 45 hours.

Author: Statyk

61. 32% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

62. 13,300,000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (58.7%)

63. The last death penalty was made in 1982.

Author: Statyk

64. The unemployment rate is 11% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

65. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 40%, and for companies 30% (2018).

66. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.1%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The highest peak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Mount Stanley (5109 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The largest river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Congo.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Democratic Republic of the Congo has national colors?
National colors: blue, yellow and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is okapi.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders the DRC?
Democratic Republic of the Congo borders with such countries as: Angola 2,511 km, Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, South Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km .

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 18.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 1,680 francs per day (data from 2009).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
The population density is 38 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Democracy, justice, work”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 41 ° C was measured in Yahila.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 8.9 ° C was measured in Sibiti.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
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