The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa and the second-largest country in Africa, after Algeria.
The Congo River, which flows through the country, is the second-longest river in Africa after the Nile.
The country is home to the second-largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon rainforest.
The DRC is the world's largest producer of cobalt, a key component in rechargeable batteries used in electric cars and smartphones.
The country has over 200 ethnic groups, each with their own distinct language and culture.
The DRC has been called the "rape capital of the world" due to the high incidence of sexual violence, especially in conflict areas.
The eastern part of the country is home to several active volcanoes, including Nyiragongo, which erupted in May 2021, causing widespread damage and displacement.
The Congo Basin, which covers much of the country, is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with many unique species of plants and animals.
The country is known for its vibrant music scene, with traditional rhythms blending with modern styles like rumba and soukous.
The DRC is one of the world's poorest countries, with a high rate of poverty, unemployment, and political instability.