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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)
The Flag
The Basics
The DNR is located in Central Afirca. The offical language is French, but Lingala, Kikongo and Swahili are also spoken there.
Government
Map
The DR of Congo is controlled by a Republic form of government. The head of this government is their Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Ponyo.
Economy
The currency is the Congloese Francs. The exchange rate for the Francs to a US dollar is about 926.8:1
Products and Industries
The major industries in the DR of Congo include:
Agriculture (Coffee, Sugar, Palm Oil)
Mining (Gold, copper, cobalt diamonds)
People of the DR of Congo
Population and Religion
Climate
Famous People From DR of Congo
Average weather:
Warm Season- (Febuary 13 through May 15) Above 88 degrees
Cold Season: (June 13 though August 11) Around 83 degrees
Rose Mapando (Human Rights Activist)
Stany Kempompo Ngangola (Swimmer)
Ray Lema (Singer)
Landforms
With a population of around 79,375,136, the DR of Congo is one of the larger French speaking countries. The largest practiced religion is Roman Catholic.
The main body of water is the Congo River which runs through a good portion of the DR of Congo.
Phrases
Some facinating sayings from the DR of Congo are:
"What is said over the dead lion's body cannot be said to him alive."
"To love someone who does not love you is like shaking a tree to make the dewdrops fall."
Phrases (Continued)
"Sleep is the cousin of death."
Interesting Facts
The National Anthem is "Debout Congolaise"
The average life expectancy is 56.93
42% of children are subject to child labor
Holds the UN's largest peacekeeping mission
Sources
www.WorldAtlas.com
proverbsafricanliterature.wordpress.com
bbc.com
www.cia.gov
weatherspark.com
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