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Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa

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Capital city: Kinshasa, largest city (main river port and international airport).

Flag above was adopted in 2006

Area: 2344885 square km

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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.

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