DRC has USD 24 Trillion worth of natural resources
Over 200 ethnic groups with nearly 250 languages spoken
The people of the DRC represent over 200 ethnic groups, with nearly 250 languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Apart from French which is the official language of the country, about 215 native languages are spoken.
Kinshasa is the largest French speaking city in the world
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest country in Africa.
13 out of the 100 million inhabitants in DRC live in Kinshasa. Urbanisation across the country is happening fast.
Lack of roads and electricity infrastructure
In the DRC, only 1.8% of existing roads are tarred and less than 10% of the population has access to electricity today. Rural electrification rate is at 0%, the lowest in the World.
Congo had a mobile phone network 7 years before Europe
DRC lack of infrastructure has always pushed it to use the latest most innovative technologies and leapfrogging old infrastructure frameworks. Today 50% of Congolese have a mobile phone but only 10% have electricity.
Named after the Congo River
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is named after the Congo River, which flows through the entire country. The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa and the largest river in the world by discharge.