EMBASSY OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Mr. Paul-Emile TSHINGA AHUKA, Minister Plenipotentiary Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
Dr. Paul-Emile TSHINGA AHUKA
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. & Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Congo to United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Wien, Austria
Malet wa Malua’a Soko J.D. Elie
Mr. Babin VANGU
GEOGRAPHY OF THE D. R. CONGO
Administrative units: 26 provinces including the capital district : Bas-Uele, Equateur, Haut-Lomami, Haut-Katanga, Haut-Uele, Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Oriental, Kinshasa, Kongo central, Kwango, Kwilu, Lomami, Lualaba, Kasai Central, Mai-Ndombe, Maniema, Mongala, Nord-Kivu, Nord-Ubangi, Sankuru, Sud-Kivu, Sud-Ubangi, Tanganyika, Tshopo, Tshuapa.
Other towns: Bandundu, Bukavu, Goma, Kananga, Kikwit, Kindu, Kisangani, Kolwezi, Likasi, Lubumbashi, Matadi, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi.
Area: Total: 2,345,409 sq km
Water: 77,810 sq km
Land: 2,267,600 sq km
Coastline: 37 km
Land boundaries: Total: 10,730 km
Border countries: Angola 2,511 km (of which 225 km is the boundary of Angola’s discontiguous Cabinda Province), Burundi 233 km, Central African Republic 1,577 km, Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Rwanda 217 km, Sudan 628 km, Tanzania 459 km, Uganda 765 km, Zambia 1,930 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
Terrain: Vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east
Elevation extremes: Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point: Pic Marguerite on Mont Ngaliema 5,110 m
Natural hazards: Periodic droughts in South; Congo River floods (seasonal); in the East, in the Great Rift Valley, there are active volcanoes
SOME OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THE D. R. CONGO
Minerals: Cobalt, copper, coltan, cadmium, crude petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, germanium, uranium, radium, bauxite, iron ore, coal, hydropower, timber, tungsten, cadmium, niobium, tantalum.
Agriculture: Maize (corn), rice, manioc (cassava), sweet potatoes, potatoes, cotton seed, sisal, sugarcane, palm oil, groundnuts (peanuts), coffee, tea, cocoa beans, pineapples, tobacco.
Livestock: Cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, fish catch.