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Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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  • President: Joseph Kabila (2001)

  • Prime Minister: Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon (2012)

  • Land area: 875,520 sq mi (2,267,599 sq km); total area: 905,568 sq mi (2,345,410 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 77,433,744 (growth rate: 2.5%); birth rate: 35.62/1000; infant mortality rate: 73.15/1000; life expectancy: 56.54

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Kinshasa, 8.798 million

  • Other large cities: Lubumbashi, 1.556 million; Mbuji-Mayi, 1.504 million; Kananga 888,000; Kisangani 820,000

  • Monetary unit: Congolese franc

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