2,344,858 km2 / 905,115 mile2
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of around 90 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most-populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the 4th-most populous country in Africa (after Nigeria, Ethiopia and Egypt), and the 13th-most populous country in the world.
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