Capital: Kinshasa

Population: 73,082,138 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Congolese Franc (CDF)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Lingala, Kingwana, Tshiluba, Kikongo

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam, Kimbanguism

Ethnic Groups: Bantu, Kongo, Mongo, Luba, Mangbetu-Azande/Hamitic

Largest Cities: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kisangani

Main Sport: Football, Athletics, Handball, Boxing

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Martyrs of Independence Day (January 4)

Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination (January 16)

Anniversary of PM Patrice Emery Lumumba’s Assassination (January 17)

Education Day (April 30)

Labour Day (May 1)

Liberation Day (May 17)

Independence Day (June 30)

Parents’ Day (August 1)

Army Day (November 17)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Saint Paul’s Day (December 30)

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