About Congo

GEOGRAPHY OF THE D. R. CONGO

Capital: Kinshasa

Administrative units:    26 provinces including the capital district : Bas-Uele, Equateur, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Uele, Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Oriental, Kinshasa, Kongo central, Kwango, Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba, Kasai Central, Mai-Ndombe, Maniema, Mongala, Nord-Kivu, Nord-Ubangi, Sankuru, Sud-Kivu, Sud-Ubangi, Tanganyika, Tshopo, Tshuapa.
Other towns:    Bandundu, Bukavu, Goma, Kananga, Kikwit, Kindu, Kisangani, Kolwezi, Likasi, Lubumbashi, Matadi, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi.

Area:    Total: 2,345,409 sq km

Water: 77,810 sq km

Land: 2,267,600 sq km

Coastline: 37 km

Land boundaries:    Total: 10,730 km

Border countries: Angola 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of Angola's discontiguous Cabinda Province), Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 km

Climate:     Tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season April to October, dry season December to February; south of Equator - wet season November to March, dry season April to October

Terrain:     Vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east

Elevation extremes:    Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point: Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema 5,110 m

Natural hazards:    Periodic droughts in South; Congo River floods (seasonal); in the East, in the Great Rift Valley, there are active volcanoes

SOME OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE D. R. CONGO

Minerals: Cobalt, copper, coltan, cadmium, crude petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, germanium, uranium, radium, bauxite, iron ore, coal, hydropower, timber, tungsten, cadmium, niobium, tantalum.

Agriculture: Maize (corn), rice, manioc (cassava), sweet potatoes, potatoes, cotton seed, sisal, sugarcane, palm oil, groundnuts (peanuts), coffee, tea, cocoa beans, pineapples, tobacco.

Livestock: Cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, fish catch.

D. R. CONGO GOVERNMENT COMPOSITION (in French)

Président de la République Démocratique du Congo

S.E. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo

Premier Ministre   Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba

Vices premier ministres

Ministres d’Etat et ministres:

Ministres:

Ministres délégués:

Vice-ministres: