The Lord's Move to Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated May 19, 2021

No. of localities: 12
No. of saints in church life: 690
No. of saints attending the Lord's table meeting: 590

Country Profile

Location: Central Africa, northeast of Angola 
Geographical Size: land: 2,267,048 sq km, water: 77,810 sq km Climate: tropical; hot and humid in equatorial river basin; cooler and drier in southern highlands; cooler and wetter in eastern highlands; north of Equator - wet season (April to October), dry season (December to February); south of Equator - wet season (November to March), dry season (April to October) 
Population: 85,281,024 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.33% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba Religion: Roman Catholic 29.9%, Protestant 26.7%, Kimbanguist 2.8%, other Christian 36.5%, Muslim 1.3%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 1.2%, none 1.3%, unspecified .2% (2014 est.) 
Government Type: semi-presidential republic 
Capital City: Kinshasa 
Economy: The Democratic Republic of Congo is endowed with vast natural resource wealth and the mining sector (particularly copper) is the source of most export income 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $68.6 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone Not Applicable (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 35,270,156 (2017 est.) Internet users 3.016 million (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA