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Interesting Facts about Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Interesting Facts

Congo, officially the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Congo:

  • The national flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo was adopted on February 18, 2006. In the same year the emblem of the Congo was adopted.
  • The second-largest nation in Africa is the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its boundaries with nine nations.
  • More than 200 ethnic groups make up the population of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and approximately 250 languages and dialects are spoken there.
  • Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.
  • The Virunga National Park in the Congo is the oldest national park in all of Africa. Rare mountain gorillas, lions, and elephants live there.
  • With more than 21,000 soldiers from over 50 different nations, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to the largest peacekeeping force in the history of the UN.
  • On November 28, 1958, after many years of back and forth with their colonial overlords, the nation achieved republican status. However, it didn't become independent from France until 1960.
  • Congo is the world's second-largest rainforest in the world and covers at least 70% of the country’s land area.
  • Congo is the only country on earth that is home to a unique bonobo (chimpanzee species).
  • The highest point in the country of Congo is Mount Nabemba, which is located in the Sangha Department about 40 kilometers from the town of Souanke. At 120 meters above sea level, it is elevated.
  • It is safe to say fish is the most popular food in Congo.
  • The official language in Congo is French. However, other languages like Lingala and Kituba are widely spoken in the country.
  • With 87.1% of Congolese practicing Christianity, it is the most prevalent religion in the nation.
  • The Congo River, which makes up a sizable chunk of the nation's eastern border, is where the Republic of the Congo gets its name.
  • The Congo River is Africa's second-longest river after the Nile, measuring 2,900 miles (4,700 kilometers). It is also the deepest river in the world.
  • The renowned Pygmy Tribe is in the Republic of Congo. The Congo rainforest is home to these native people. This tribe's members are short in stature.
  • The country's Nouabale-Ndoki National Park is the only remaining natural area on Earth free from human intervention. As a result, the park has earned the moniker "Last Eden on Earth".
  • The nation is a significant exporter of petroleum, sugar, cacao, plywood, and lumber.
  • Odzala National Park is one of the oldest parks in the nation and aids in the preservation of western gorillas and forest elephants.
  • Joseph Kabila first assumed power in 2001 after the assassination of his father Laurent Desire Kabila.
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a vast country located in Central Africa. It shares borders with Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Angola.

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