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Map: Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa

Related pages:
Dr. Livingstone

Henry Morton Stanley

Film/DVD: Lumumba

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African Salvation Group (ASG)

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The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo
The Adventures of Tintin in the Congo
(By Herge)
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
King Leopold's Ghost
(By Adam Hochschild)
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Heart of Darkness
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Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
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D.R. Congo

A starting point for exploration of Congo: Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will find some information of use.

D.R. Congo flagDemocratic Republic of the Congo

(former: Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire)

Capital: Kinshasa
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Borders to: Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Angola, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo
Population: approx. 56,6 million
Language: French (official), Lingala (lingua franca) and Kingwana (a dialect of Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba
Religions: Roman Catholic (50%), Protestant (20%), Kimbanguist (10%), Muslim (10%), indigenous beliefs (10%)

Independence from Belgium: June 30th, 1960.

Literacy: 65,5% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 97 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 51 (Women), 47 (Men)

Government type: Dictatorship. Possibly in transition to a representative government.
Chief of state/head of government: President Joseph Kabila (since 26 January 2001)
GDP: $34 billion, $610 per capita
Services are 34% of GDP. Agriculture is 55% of GDP and industry is 11%.

Currency: Congolese Franc (CDF)

More facts and figures in details:

CIA World Fact Book: D.R. Congo


Congo - University of Pennsylvania
Zaire - a country study (US Library of Congress)
WorldAtlas.com: Democratic Republic of Congo

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: D.R. Congo

NGOs and organisations

Fondation Maisha - Belgian-Congolese non profit organisation for the reintegration of young people in society

Personal websites

Siskaho - persoanl photos from Congo and more.


Lonely Planet World Guide - travel information: Congo
World Travel Guide: Congo

Danish sites about D.R. Congo/ Pages in Danish:

National Museet: Congo Projektet
Leksikon.org: D.R. Congo

Danske bøger (Danish books)

Hvis du søger information om Congo kan du ikke komme udenom Peter Thygesens fabelagtige bog "Congo -formoder jeg". Køb den hos Gad



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