Overview - Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Capital:Kinshasa
Area:2,345,410 km²
Population:62,660,551 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official), Lingala, Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba.
Religion(s):Roman Catholic - 50%, Protestant - 20%, Kimbanguist - 10%, Muslim - 10%, other syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):Over 200 African ethnic groups.The four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) -45%.