National Symbols of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Angola, . The capital of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Kinshasa.

The official language is French and the Congolese franc is the currency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The domain is .cd and the country code is +243.

National day is celebrated on 30 Jun 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Democratic Republic of the Congo is no exception.

In Democratic Republic of the Congo, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Congolese people. Lotoko is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Democratic Republic of the Congo. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Congolese symbol.

The country was founded by Patrice Lumumba. The current president of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Félix Tshisekedi and Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde is the Prime Minister.

In Democratic Republic of the Congo the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Congolese national anthem was written by Joseph Lutumba and composed by Simon-Pierre Boka di Mpasi Londi.

Country information

Official name(s) Democratic Republic of the Congo
Alternative name(s) Zaire (former official name, 1971 to 1997)
Regional location Central Africa, northeast of Angola
Country name etymology "Land beside the Congo River"
Climate Tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season (April to October), dry season (December to February); south of Equator - wet season (November to March), dry season (April to October)
Terrain Vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east
Population 89,561,403
National Day 30 Jun 1960
Language(s) French
Religion Christianity, Roman Catholic
Country code +243
Literacy rate 77.%
Currency Congolese franc
Capital city Kinshasa
ISO COD
Domain(TLD) .cd
Ethnicity Bantu. Mongo, Luba, Kongo, Mangbetu and the Azande
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Congolese
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 2,345,409 km2 (905,567 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 to +2 (WAT and CAT)
Average elevation 1,700 feet (520 metres)
Coastline 37 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Flag map of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Motto of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Justice - Paix - Travail - "Justice, Peace, Work"

National animal of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The National animal of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Okapi

National Animal of Democratic Republic of the Congo - Okapi

National flower of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The National flower of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Not Declared. Botanical name is .

National bird of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The National bird of Democratic Republic of the Congo is Peacock

National bird of Democratic Republic of the Congo - Peacock

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Congolese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The nuts from a palm tree don’t fall without dragging a few leaves with it.

No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.

Don’t cut off the monkey’s tail before it is dead.

Pride goes only as far as one can spit.

The iron never takes advice from the hammer.

Little by little grow the bananas.

The white man never forgets Europe.

The mother-in-law shows you her thighs without shame, you are the embarrassed one.

A cat goes to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.

One knife will not cut another knife; one cheat will not cheat another cheat.

Those who inherit fortunes are frequently more of a problem than those who made them.

Mothers-in-law are hard of hearing.

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