The Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa and has a population of over 81 million people.
The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.
The official language of the DRC is French, though Lingala, Kituba, Swahili, and Tshiluba are all recognized.
The majority of DRC residents are Christians, with a Muslim minority and a smaller group of indigenous faith followers.
The currency of the DRC is the Congolese franc.