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The Democratic Republic of Congo (French: République democratique du Congo), which prior to 1997 was known as "Zaire", is a country in central Africa. It shares land borders with Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, as well as having a short coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo was estimated as being 68,692,542

The capital and largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa, which, as of 2009, had an estimated population of 10,076,099. Kinshasa lies on southern bank of the Congo River. On the opposite bank is the capital of the Republic of Congo, Brazzaville, which has about 1 million inhabitants, and the two together are often considered as one large conurbation, Kinshasa-Brazzaville.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Country Details


Country Name The Democratic Republic of Congo
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Africa
Principal Languages
  • French
  • Swahili
  • Capital Kinshasa


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    Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place
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    In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.

    Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork -- including building rafts and bridges, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics -- they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all.

    Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.

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