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Presentation of the Democratic Republic of Congo : Geography

Country's official name :
Democratic Republic of Congo
Capital:
Kinshasa
Population of main cities including suburbs:
Kinshasa (7,274,000) ; Lubumbashi (1,283,400) ; Mbuji-Mayi (1,213,800) ; Kananga (720,400) ; Kisangani (682,600) ; Bukavu (471,800) ; Kolwezi (456,500) ; Likasi (367,300) ; Tshikapa (366,500)
Area:
2,344,860 km²
Type of Climate :
The DRC spans a vast territory, and has two main kinds of climate: equatorial (in the central area crossed by the equator), here, it is hot and humid all year round with no dry season, and this region is occupied by the second vastest rain forest in the world after the Amazon; tropical (in the areas below and above the equator), in these areas it is also hot all year round, but with a short dry season whose period changes according to the location: from December to February (boreal winter) north of the equator, and from June to September (austral winter) south of the equator.
Local Time:
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Summer Time Period :
None
Official Language:
French
Other Languages Spoken:
It is estimated that a total of 242 languages are spoken in the country. Four indigenous languages have the status of national language: Kituba (also referred to as "Kikongo"), Lingala, Swahili and Tshiluba.
Business Language(s):
English

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