Congo, Democratic Republic of the


President: Joseph Kabila (2001)

Prime Minister: Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon (2012)

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

Population (2012 est.): 73,599,190 (growth rate: 2.58%); birth rate: 37.05/1000; infant mortality rate: 76.63/1000; life expectancy: 55.74; density per sq km: 30

Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Kinshasa, 8,401,000

Other large cities: Lubumbashi, 1,543,000; Mbuji-Mayi, 1,488,000; Kananga 878,000; Kisangani 812,000

Monetary unit: Congolese franc

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