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Democratic Republic of the Congo Flag Description
sky blue field divided diagonally from the lower hoist corner to upper fly corner by a red stripe bordered by two narrow yellow stripes; a yellow, five-pointed star appears in the upper hoist corner; blue represents peace and hope, red the blood of the country's martyrs, and yellow the country's wealth and prosperity; the star symbolizes unity and the brilliant future for the country

 

Capital
Kinshasa

Calling code
243

Currency
Congolese franc (CDF)

Geographic Coordinates
4°19'S 15°19'E

Official languages
French

Location
Central Africa, northeast of Angola

Geographic coordinates
0 00 N, 25 00 E

Map references
Africa

Area
total: 2,344,858 sq km
country comparison to the world: 11
land: 2,267,048 sq km
water: 77,810 sq km

Area - comparative
slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US

Coastline
37 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: boundaries with neighbors

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema (Mount Stanley) 5,110 m

Nationality
noun: Congolese (singular and plural)
adjective: Congolese or Congo

Languages
French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba

National symbol(s)
leopard

National anthem
name: "Debout Congolaise" (Arise Congolese)

National Anthem lyrics/music

Joseph LUTUMBA/Simon-Pierre BOKA di Mpasi
Londi
note: adopted 1960; the anthem was replaced during the period in which the country was known as Zaire, but was readopted in 1997

Budget
revenues: $5.817 billion
expenditures: $6.472 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
31.3% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85

Current account balance
-$2.544 billion (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 152
-$2.254 billion (2012 est.)