Democratic Republic of Congo
Key Country Facts
DRC is the second largest country in the entire continent of Africa!
The Academie des Beaux-Arts, Congo River,
Major exports include diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, and coffee.
The capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa. There are approximately 81,331,050 people living here. The official language of the DRC is French with Lingala as a widespread trade language. The majority of Congolese Roman Catholicism. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.
The DRC is rich with natural wildlife and arts. The Academie des Beaux-Arts is a gallery home to the art of some the DRC’s most famous artists including Alfred Liyolo and Henri Kalama Akulez! One cannot miss out on the Congo River, the largest in the entirety of Western Central Africa! Most of all, when you visit be sure to go to a bar in the capital for the distinct rhythmic sounds of Congolese music and the popular genre of Soukous dance music!
One fun fact about the DRC is that it is the second largest country in the entire continent of Africa.