Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa
Capital city: Kinshasa, largest city (main river port and international airport).
Flag above was adopted in 2006
Area: 2344885 square km
Independence: 30 June 1960. Formerly Belgian Congo. Known as Zaire from 1971 to 1997.
Population: 50 million as at the year 2000
Leader: Joseph Kabila, born 1971. President as at 2001, after the assisanation of his father Lauent-Desire Kabila.
Languages: French (official), Kongo, Lingala, Luba, Mongo, Swahili.
Currency: Congolese franc.