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Country Profile: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Fact File

Capital and largest city

Kinshasha

Official language

French

Recognised regional languages

Kongo/Kituba, Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba. Other languages and dialects, see right.

Area

Total 2, 344, 858 km2

Population

62, 600, 000 (2007 est.)

Currency

Congolese Franc

Overview

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the third largest country in the continent of Africa. It is bordered by the Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

Languages

The official language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is French. However, there are many other languages and dialects which are spoken: Alur, Amba, Asoa, Aushi, Avokaya, Banbago, Baka, Bali, Baloi, Bamwe, Banda, Bangala, Bangba, Bangi, Bangubangu, Barambu, Beeke, Bemba, Bembe, Bendi, Bera, Bhele, Bila, Binji, Boko, Bolia, Boloki, Bolondo, Boma, Bomboli, Bomboma, Borna, Bozaba, Budu, Budza, Buraka, Bushoong, Buya, Buyu, Bwa, Bwela, Bwile, Chokwe, Dengese, Ding, Dongo, Dzando, Efe, Enya, Foma, French, Fuliiru, Furu, Gbanziri, Gbati-ri, Gilima, Gobu, Hamba, Havu, Hema, Hemba, Holoholo, Holu, Hunde, Hungana, Joba, Kabwari, Kaiku, Kakwa, Kaliko, Kango, Kanu, Kanyok, Kaonde, Kari, Kela, Kele, Kete, Kituba, Komo, Kongo, Konjo, Koongo, Kpala, Kusu, Kwami, Kwese, Lala-Bisa, Lalia, Lamba, Langbashe, Lega-Mwenga, Lega-Shabunda, Lele, Lendu, Lengola, Lese, Libinza, Ligenza, Lika, Likila, Lingala, Lobala, Logo, Lombi, Lombo, Lonzo, Luba-Kasai, Luba-Katanga, Lugbara, Luna, Lunda, Lusengo, Lwalu, Ma, Mabaale, Mamvu, Mangbetu, Mangbutu, Mayeka, Mayogo, Mba, Mbala, Mbandja, Mbesa, Mbo, Mbole, Mfinu, Mituku, Moingi, Mongo-Nkundu, Mono, Monzombo, Mpuono, Mündü, Mvuba, Nande, Ndaka, Ndo, Ndobo, Ndolo, Ndunga, Ngando, Ngbaka Ngbaka Ma'bo, Ngbandi, Ngbinda, Ngbundu, Ngelima, Ngiti, Ngombe, Ngongo, Ngul, Ngundu, Nkutu, Ntomba, Nyali, Nyanga, Nyindu, Nzakara, Ombo, Omi, Pagibete, Pambia, Pelende, Phende, Poke, Ruund, Rwanda, Sakata, Salampasu, Samba, Sanga, Sango, Seba, Sengele, Sere, Shi, So, Sonde, Songa, Songo, Songomeno, Songoora, Suku, Swahili, Taabwa, Tagbu Talinga-Bwisi, Teke, Tembo, Tetela, Tiene, Vanuma, Wongo, Yaka, Yakoma, Yamongeri, Yango, Yansi, Yela, Yombe, Yulu, Zande, Zimba

Economy and Energy

Congo's economy is dependant on its mineral wealth, as well as subsistence agriculture. Agricultural produce includes bananas, cassava, root crops, corn, fruits, coffee, palm oil, sugarcane and cotton. Mining for copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese is also important. Much of the country's power is produced through the sustainable means of hydroelectric power.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

·         Legal Translation                                        

·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

·         Environment and Global Issues Translation

·         Business Translation

·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

·         News and Media Translation

·         Government Translation

 
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Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

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Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:

 

Arabic Interpreting Italian Interpreting
French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
 
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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