DRC DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

International Treaties
Berne Convention
Paris Convention
WIPO
WTO

Problems
Bushmeat crisis, Famine
Disease, difficult operating environment
High precipitation and high number of thunderstorms
Instability and violence, lack of infrastructure, poverty
Political corruption, poor economic management
Uncertain inflation, legal framework
War

Currency
Central African Franc

Dialing Code
243

Internet Domain
.cd

Democratic Republic of Congo
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Similar to that of Belgium
Not compulsory, primary schools, secondary schools

Employment Majority
Mostly agriculture

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Electricity, Copper, petroleum; cobalt, diamonds, coffee, crude oil

Main Imports
Consumer goods, food, machinery, equipment, fuel

Main Industries
Mining (diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan, zinc)
Mineral processing, consumer products (textiles, footwear, cigarettes, processed foods and beverages)
Cement
Commercial ship repair

CULTURE

Languages
French

Population
72 million (2011 estimate)

Religion
Mostly Christian

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Kinshasa

Climate
Tropical

Neighbouring Countries
Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Congo,

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