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Culture of The Democratic Republic of Congo

People in The Democratic Republic of Congo speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of The Democratic Republic of Congo is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for The Democratic Republic of Congo is 0.8705. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 34.3% of The Democratic Republic of Congo's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of The Democratic Republic of Congo. The rate of urbanization in The Democratic Republic of Congo is considered to be 5.1. According to data on inbound tourists in The Democratic Republic of Congo, 191,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of The Democratic Republic of Congo is called 'Debout Congolais', which in English means 'Arise Congolese'. It was adopted in 1960. The lyrics have been written by Joseph Lutumba and the music has been composed by Simon-Pierre Boka di Mpasi Londi.

Fast food

Around 2% of the population of The Democratic Republic of Congo are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of The Democratic Republic of Congo consume 1.3 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 24% beer, 0.7% wine, 2% distilled spirits, 73.3% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of The Democratic Republic of Congo is poulet à la moambé.