Ten fun facts about Democratic Republic of the Congo
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It is the second largest country in Africa by area.
World Heritage Sites located in Democratic Republic of Congo are: Virunga National Park (1979), Garamba National Park (1980), Kahuzi-Biega National Park (1980), Salonga National Park (1984) and Okapi Wildlife Reserve (1996).
It is the eleventh largest in the world.
The rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contain great biodiversity, including many rare and endemic species, such as the common chimpanzee and the bonobo, the African forest elephant, mountain gorilla, okapi and white rhino.Fact 5
It is the most populous officially Francophone country.Fact 6
Five of the country's national parks are listed as World Heritage Sites: the Garumba, Kahuzi-Biega, Salonga and Virunga National Parks, and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve.Fact 7
It has the second-highest total Christian population in Africa.Fact 8
It straddles the Equator, with one-third to the North and two-thirds to the South.Fact 9
As a result of its equatorial location, the DRC experiences high precipitation and has the highest frequency of thunderstorms in the world.Fact 10
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most biodiverse African country. Go to more country facts ❯
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