The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in the African Great Lakes region of Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million,the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous officially Francophone country.
Sparsely populated in relation to its area, the country is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth, its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$24 trillion, yet the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has declined drastically since the mid-1980s. At the time of its independence in 1960, the Democratic Republic of the Congo was the second most industrialized country in Africa after South Africa; it boasted a thriving mining sector and its agriculture sector was relatively productive.Since then, however, corruption, war and political instability have been a severe detriment to further growth, today leaving DRC with the world's lowest GDP per capita.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Air Kasaï||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||1983||Airline|
|Air Tropiques||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||2001||Airline|
|Air Zaïre||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||1961||Airline, defunct 1995|
|Banque commerciale du Congo||Financials||Banks||Kinshasa||1909||Commercial bank|
|Camrose Resources||Basic materials||Nonferrous metals||?||?||Copper, cobalt|
|Central Bank of the Congo||Financials||Banks||Kinshasa||1997||Central bank|
|Cohydro||Oil & gas||Integrated oil & gas||Kinshasa||1999||Petrochemical distribution|
|Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||1991||Regional airline|
|Congo Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||?||Airline, defunct 1994|
|Congo Express||Consumer services||Airlines||Lubumbashi||2010||Airline, defunct 2012|
|Société nationale des Chemins de fer du Congo||Industrials||Railroads||Kinshasa||1889||Railways|
|Feronia Inc.||Consumer goods||Farming & fishing||Kinshasa||1911||Farm operator|
|FlyCongo||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||2012||Airline, defunct 2012|
|Free Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||?||Airline|
|Galaxie Corporation||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||?||Airline|
|Groupe L'Avenir||Consumer services||Media||Kinshasa||1994||Publishing group|
|Korongo Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Lubumbashi||2009||Airline, defunct 2015|
|Lignes Aériennes Congolaises||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||2005||Airline, defunct 2013|
|Malift Air||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||1995||Airline, defunct 2009|
|Office National des Transports||Industrials||Transportation services||Kinshasa||1935||Railway, ports|
|Orange RDC||Telecommunications||Mobile telecommunications||Kinshasa||2001||Part of Orange S.A. (France)|
|Radio Television Groupe Avenir||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kinshasa||2003||Television network|
|Scibe Airlift||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||1976||Airline, defunct 1998|
|Société nationale d'électricité (SNEL)||Utilities||Conventional electricity||Kinshasa||1970||Electrical distribution|
|Supercell (mobile network)||Telecommunications||Mobile telecommunications||?||2002||Mobile network|
|TEXAF||Consumer goods||Clothing & accessories||Kinshasa||1925||Textiles, defunct 2007|
|TMK Air Commuter||Consumer services||Airlines||Goma||?||Airline, defunct 2011|
|Trust Merchant Bank||Financials||Banks||Lubumbashi||2004||Commercial bank|
|Wimbi Dira Airways||Consumer services||Airlines||Kinshasa||2003||Airline|
The economy of the Central African Republic is one of the world's least developed, with an estimated annual per capita income of just $805 as measured by purchasing power parity in 2019.
The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has declined drastically since the mid-1980s, despite being home to vast potential in natural resources and mineral wealth.
Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basin present serious barriers to road and rail construction, and the distances are enormous across this vast country. Furthermore, chronic economic mismanagement and internal conflict has led to serious under-investment over many years.
Katanga was one of the four large provinces created in the Belgian Congo in 1914. It was one of the eleven provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1966 and 2015, when it was split into the Tanganyika, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba and Haut-Katanga provinces. Between 1971 and 1997, its official name was Shaba Province.
Kinshasa, formerly Léopoldville, is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is situated alongside the Congo River.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of around 103 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most-populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the 2nd-most populous country in Africa, and the 13th-most populous country in the world. Since 2015, the Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of an ongoing military conflict in Kivu.
Mbuji-Mayi serves as the capital city of Kasai-Oriental Province in the south-central Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the third largest city in the country, following the capital Kinshasa and second largest city Lubumbashi but ahead of Kisangani and Kananga, though the exact population is not known. Estimates ranged from a 2010 CIA World Factbook estimated population of 1,480,000 to as many as 3,500,000 estimated by the United Nations in 2008.
Hewa Bora Airways Sarl was the national airline of the Democratic Republic of the Congo based in Barumbu, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was one of Congo's largest airlines and operated regional and domestic services. Its main base was N'djili Airport. "Hewa bora" is Swahili for "fresh air". The company slogan was N°1 in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation, marketed as flyCAA, is a regional airline from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, based at N'djili Airport in Kinshasa. It offers an extensive network of domestic scheduled passenger flights, as well as cargo flights. Due to safety and security concerns, CAA has been included in the list of air carriers banned in the European Union, along with many other airlines from the Congo.
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises was the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was established in 1997 to succeed the folded Air Zaire. Halting operations in 1999, it was reactivated for a short period in 2002, only to cease operations for good in 2003.
Air Zaïre was the national airline of Zaire. Its head office was located on the grounds of N'djili Airport in Kinshasa.
The mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. It is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's largest source of export income. In 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits, including the world's largest reserves of coltan and significant quantities of the world's cobalt. The United States Geological Survey estimates that the DRC has 1 million tons of lithium resources.
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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
Congo Express was a regional airline created through a joint venture with South African Airlines and BizAfrika Congo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The airline's long-term strategy is to transform air transport in the region, stimulate markets and economic growth in mining and other growth sectors, develop hubs, and provide important links between lucrative destinations.
Lignes Aériennes Congolaises, also known by its acronym LAC, was an airline of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with its head office in Kinshasa, and its central administration on the property of N'djili Airport in Kinshasa. The carrier has the latter airport as the base of its flight operations. It was liquidated in 2013.
Democratic Republic of the Congo–India relations refers to the international relations that exist between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and India. It started when King Jas met Loann the CGA in Waremme after the 2006 world cup. They were called the "étrangers de la classe" Bon anniversaire frère!