Democratic Republic of the Congo BASIC INFOMATION
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Lingala (a lingua franca trade language)
Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili)
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Democratic Republic of the Congo Introduction
The Congo (DRC) covers an area of 2.345 million square kilometers. It is located in central and western Africa. The equator traverses the northern part, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Sudan and Central African Republic to the north, Congo to the west, and Angola and Zambia to the south. , The coastline is 37 kilometers long. The terrain is divided into 5 parts: the central Congo Basin, the Great Rift Valley of the South African Plateau in the east, the Azande Plateau in the north, the Lower Guinea Plateau in the west, and the Ronda-Katanga Plateau in the south.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, the full name is the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Congo (DRC) for short. Located in central and western Africa, the equator traverses the northern part, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania to the east, Sudan and the Central African Republic to the north, Congo to the west, and Angola and Zambia to the south. The coastline is 37 kilometers long. The terrain is divided into 5 parts: the central Congo Basin, the Great Rift Valley of the South African Plateau in the east, the Azande Plateau in the north, the Lower Guinea Plateau in the west, and the Ronda-Katanga Plateau in the south. The Margarita Mountain on the border of Zau is 5,109 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. The Zaire River (Congo River) has a total length of 4,640 kilometers and flows through the entire territory from east to west. Important tributaries include the Ubangi River and the Lualaba River. From north to south, there are Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika (water depth of 1,435 meters, the second deepest lake in the world) and Lake Mweru on the eastern boundary. To the north of 5° south latitude is a tropical rainforest climate, and to the south is a tropical grassland climate.
59.3 million (2006). There are 254 ethnic groups in the country, and there are more than 60 larger ethnic groups, which belong to the three major ethnic groups: Bantu, Sudan, and Pygmies. Among them, Bantu people account for 84% of the country’s population. They are mainly distributed in the south, central and east, including the Congo, Banjara, Luba, Mongo, Ngombe, Iyaka and other ethnic groups; most Sudanese live in the north. The most populous are the Azande and Mengbeto tribes; the Pygmies are mainly concentrated in the dense equatorial forests. French is the official language, and the main national languages are Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo and Kiluba. 45% of the residents believe in Catholicism, 24% in Protestant Christianity, 17.5% in primitive religion, 13% in Jinbang ancient religion, and the rest in Islam.
From about the 10th century onwards, the Congo River Basin gradually formed a number of kingdoms. From the 13th to the 14th century, it was part of the Congo Kingdom. From the 15th to the 16th century, the Luba, Ronda, and Msiri empires were established in the southeast. From the 15th century to the 18th century, Portuguese, Dutch, British, French, Belgian and other countries invaded one after another. It became a Belgian colony in 1908 and was renamed "Belgium Congo". In February 1960, Belgium was forced to agree to the independence of Zaire, and declared independence on June 30 of the same year, named the Republic of the Congo, or Congo for short. The country was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1964. In 1966, the Democratic Republic was changed to Congo (Kinshasa). On October 27, 1971, the country was renamed the Republic of Zaire (The Republic of Zaire). The country was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997.