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  1. Congo: Economy By: Cici Komono

  2. Economy (1) • Gross National Product; USD $8,123,000,000 (1991)

  3. Economy (2) • Income comes from: mining, mineral processing, consumer products, metal products, timber, cement industries • Resources: cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, 

  4. Economy (3) • Exports-commodities: diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, coffee • China 48.1%, Zambia 21.3%, US 9.5%, Belgium 5.4% (2011) • $11.28 billion (2012 est.) • Imports-commodities: foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels • South Africa 21.7%, China 16.2%, Belgium 8.5%, Zambia 7.1%, Zimbabwe 5.7%, Kenya 4.8%, France 4.7% (2011) • $9.237 billion (2012 est.)

  5. Economy (4) • Currency- Congolese francs (CDF) per US dollar -920 (2012 est.) • Debt- $7.644 billion (31 December 2012 est.)

  6. Physical Geography (1)

  7. Physical Geography (2) • Borders-Burundi, Angola, Central African Republic, Burundi, Sudan,  Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda • Terrain-vast central basin is a low-lying plateau; mountains in east • Natural hazards-periodic droughts in south; Congo River floods (seasonal); in the east, in the Great Rift Valley, there are active volcanoes

  8. Physical Geography (3) Kinshasa du Boulavard Hydroelectric dam

  9. Country Culture (1) • Religion-The majority of the Congolese population are Christians, comprising 46-48% Roman Catholics, and 26-28% Protestants. Kimbanguists may represent 16.5%. • Recreation-VirungaNational Park in the Virunganoted for lions, elephants, and hippopotamuses, soccer, running,

  10. Country Culture (2) • staples: cassava, corn, and rice, fufu • dried and smoked fish are eaten more often than poultry

  11. Country Culture (3) • Holidays:

  12. Country Culture (4) • Although a peace accord was signed in 2003 to end a devastating civil war, violence still rages. Rape is a common tactic of war used by rebel forces and government militias. Widespread violence causes women to lose their homes, families, and livelihood • A lot of times in Congolese families parents arrange marriages for their children.

  13. Works Cited • "Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2013. •  "Central Intelligence Agency." CIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. •  "Congo's Resources: Who Benefits? | Congo Planet." Congo's Resources: Who Benefits? | Congo Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2013. • Website •  "Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlapedia® Online." Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlapedia® Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. • Website •  "Democratic Republic of the Congo Natural Resources." - Geography. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. • Website •  "Geography." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 20 May 2013. • Website •  "Holidays and Events - Democratic Republic of Congo." Holidays and Events - Democratic Republic of Congo. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. • Website •  "Lesson Plan Ideas for Congolese Food." Congolese Food. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013.