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Democratic Republic of the Congo#

It is the second largest country in Africa by area, the largest in Sub-saharan Africa, and the eleventh largest in the world.

As of 2013, according to the Human Development Index (HDI), DR Congo has a low level of human development, ranking 176 out of 187 countries.

DR Congo's largest export is raw minerals, with China accepting over 50% of DRC's exports in 2012.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has largest boundary with Angola which is approximately 2511 km.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo has shortest boundary with Rwanda which is approximately 217 km.
  • The largest river in Democratic Republic of the Congo is Nile which is 6650 km.
  • The largest export partner of Democratic Republic of the Congo is China.
  • The largest import partner of Democratic Republic of the Congo is South Africa.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Congo peafowl.
  • The national dance of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Soukous.

Congo peafowl, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Congo peafowl
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC

References#

  1. Text marked as italic is taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic Republic of the Congo unter CC