• The Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, is the third largest county in Africa.

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has an estimated population of 7.7 million.

  • The DRC is the 4th most populous country in Africa & the 19th most populous in the world.

  • There are over 200 ethnic groups in the DRC.

  • The DRC borders nine countries: Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola & the Central African Republic

  • The DRC is rich in minerals including diamonds, oil, cobalt & copper.