Democratic Republic of Congo

By: Cameron Hackl

Congo is located in Central Africa and is bordered by Cameroon, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Flag & Food

The Democratic Republic of Congo's flag is yellow, blue, and red. The national language is French. National food is called Nasi Lemak. (Served with anchovies, peanuts, boiled egg, lamb curry, cucumber, vegetables, and "sambal tumis" (hot spicy sauce))

Odd Laws

A license is required to purchase a television set.

Young people wearing bathing suits are prohibited from sitting less than 12 inches apart.


Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila

Akon originated from the Democratic Republic of Congo


A proper greeting is to shake hands with the right hand. To show respect of social status people hold their right forearm with their left hand while shaking hands. Men often share a touching of the sides of their foreheads, first right than left. Holding hands between people of the same sex is a sign of friendship. When two people of the opposite sex talk there is very little to no touching. When a man is greeting a woman it is best to wait for the woman to extend her hand. Young people wait for older people to offer their hand.

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