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About DR Congo

DR Congo, officially known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa and formerly known as Zaire, Belgium Congo is a former Belgium Colony in the Central African Region. The country is the second-largest in Africa.

DR Congo is one of the most abused countries by the European Invaders on the pretext of Exploration of Congo Basin. The country has been one of the poorest countries with the richest natural resources and untapped minerals. Mining and Agriculture have been the major industries of Congo

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCentral Africa
Capital CityKinshasa
Government TypeSemi-Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyCongolese franc, CDF
Phone Code +243
Important CitiesKinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi (Bakwanga), Bukavu, Kananga, Kisangani, Tshikapa, Kolwezi, Likasi, Goma, Kikwit, Uvira, Bunia, Mbandaka (Coquilhatville), Matadi, Butembo, Kabinda, Mwene-Ditu, Boma
National DayIndependence Day (Jun-30)
GDP (nominal)USD 67.512 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking183
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Fishing,Forestry,Mining,Copper and Cobalt.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsAngola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Spices, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Edible Oils & Seeds, Rubber and Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Books and Papers, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 29.518 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 26.996 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.522 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with India• Foreign Office Consultations signed in March, 2010. • Joint Commission for Political, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Socio-cultural signed in March, 2008. • Cultural Cooperation Agreement signed in October, 2009. • Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments signed on April 13, 2010. GOI has carried out a review and revision exercise of the standard text. This has since been shared with the DRC side for re-negotiating with the DRC government - based on the revised Indian draft.
Major Exports to IndiaFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Spices, Rubber and Products, Silk & Textiles, Wood and Pulp, Vegetables and Related Products, Books and Papers, Live Animals and Animal Products, Railway and Locomotives, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Ceramic Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery
India's Imports ValueUSD 214.12 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 631.11 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 416.99 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for DR CongoEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Ram Karan Verma
Honourable Ambassador
18-B, Avenue Batetela, C/Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Embassy Details of DR Congo in IndiaDR Congo
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo
H.E. Mrs. Rosette Mossi Nyamale
E-6/5, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057.
+91-11-41660976 (O)

DR Congo
Honorary Consulate of Democratic Republic of Congo in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Ravi Purushottam Agarwal
Honorary Consul
Honorary Consulate of Democratic Republic of the Congo in Mumbai, India - 5B 34 Mittal Estate Andheri (East) Mumbai 400059
022 4238 3930 / 31 / 32 , 9870811224