Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In July 1960, there were six provinces in the Belgian Congo: Leopoldville Province, Equateur Province, Province Orientale, Kivu Province, Katanga Province, and Kasai Province. Kivu Province existed from 1933 to 1962 (under the name Province de Costermansville until 1947, from the name of its capital) and from 1966 to 1988.

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Health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health problems have been a long standing issue limiting development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

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Overview of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Officially name: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Capital: Kinshasa

Largest city: Kinshasa

Official language: French

Government: Semi-presidential republic