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Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country located in the African Great Lakes region of Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa.

Population (2014 est) – 77,433,744

 Area – 1,457,000mi

 Capital – Kinshasa

 Ethnic Background

              -  Over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population

Exports - diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee

Imports - foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 55     F 58

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 73.15 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 33.2%

People in Mission

James, Linda
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Linda James serves with the Protestant University in Congo (UPC) as she assists with their capacity building program.
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