Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo

The current flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been adopted after the approval of a new constitution in 2006, is composed of a blue sheet, red diagonal stripe and a yellow five-pointed star at the top of the left part of the flag. Blue symbolizes peace, red stands for blood of martyrs, yellow color that frames the red stripe denotes prosperity and the star represents hope for a brighter future of the country. DRC was under the Belgian domination until 1960 and in 1971 it was renamed to Zaire. At that time the flag was brought out in traditional pan-African colors. However, after the overthrow of the government in 1996 this form was abandoned and a flag with six small and one large five-pointed star was used until 2006.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Angola Angola Luanda 20,609,294 1,246,700 km2
Flag of Burundi Burundi Bujumbura 10,163,000 27,834 km2
Flag of Central African Republic The Central African Republic Bangui 4,616,000 622,984 km2
Flag of Republic of the Congo The Republic of the Congo Brazzaville 4,448,000 342,000 km2
Flag of Rwanda Rwanda Kigali 10,537,222 26,338 km2
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Juba 10,625,176 644,329 km2
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Dodoma 44,928,923 945,087 km2
Flag of Uganda Uganda Kampala 35,357,000 241,038 km2
Flag of Zambia Zambia Lusaka 14,580,290 752,618 km2

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Main information

Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Capital city
Kinshasa
Population
67,514,000 (2013)
Total area
2,344,860 km2
Formation
30. 6. 1960
Highest point
Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley (5,110 m)
GDP
/
Currency
congolese franc (CDF)
Code
CD (COD)
Calling code
+243
Internet TLD
.cd

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Demokratická republika Kongo (Kinshasa)
English
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
German
Kongo, Demokratische Republik (ehem. Zaire) (Kinshasa)
French
Congo-Kinshasa / (République démocratique du Congo) (Kinshasa)
Italian
Rep. Dem. del Congo (Kinshasa)
Spanish
República Democrática del Congo (Kinshasa)
Russian
Демократическая Республика Конго (Киншаса)
Slovak
Kongo (býv. Zair) (Kinshasa)
Polish
Demokratyczna Republika Konga (Kinszasa)
Portuguese
República Democrática do Congo (Kinshasa)
Chinese
刚果民主共和国 (金沙萨)
Japanese
コンゴ民主共和国 (キンシャサ)
Turkish
Demokratik Kongo Cumhuriyeti (Kinshasa)
Norwegian
Den demokratiske republikken Kongo (Kinshasa)
Swedish
Kongo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)
Hungarian
Kongói Demokratikus Köztársaság (Kinshasa)
Dutch
Congo-Kinshasa (Kinshasa)
Danish
Demokratiske Republik Congo (Kinshasa)
Finnish
Kongon demokraattinen tasavalta (Kinshasa)
Hebrew
הרפובליקה הדמוקרטית של קונגו (קינשאסה)

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