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About Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo comprises of various beautiful landscapes along with forests, lakes, wildlife and waterfalls. Congo (Dem Rep) is a vast country which is also a major tourist attraction. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the Africa’s third largest country with an area of 2,345,410 square km (905,563 square miles). This country also holds a dense population of 60.1 million according to the UN estimate of 2005. This country is surrounded by Central African Republic to the north, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi to the east, Sudan to the northeast, Angola to the southwest, Zambia to the southeast and south, Congo and Angola Republic to the west.


Currency :

Congolese Franc (CDF)

Area :

2,345,409 square km (905,355 square miles)

Population :

71,712,867

Language :

French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili & Tshiluba

Calling Code :

243

Time zone :

WAT, CAT (UTC+1 to +2)


Climate & Geography

The southern parts of Democratic Republic of Congo are cooler and drier than other parts of the nation. For the part of Democratic Republic of Congo which is above the equator, the period between April and October is the wet season and the period the period between December and February is the dry season. On the other hand, for the part of the country situated below the equator, the wet season consists of the period between November and March and the period between April and October is the dry season.

The neighboring countries of Democratic Republic of Congo are Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to the east, Central African Republic and South Sudan to north, Zambia and Angola to the south, the Republic of the Congo, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Lake Tanganyika in the east. It lies between latitudes 6 degrees N and 14 degrees south and longitudes 12 degrees and 32 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : A mountain to the eastern parts of the country and a low lying plateau would be appropriate description of the terrain of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is also the largest city.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between June and August is the best time to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Transportation

Waterway is the preferred medium of transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the processes of obtaining visas.


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