Congo Democratic Republic is formerly known as Belgian Congo and then as Zaire, has a population of 52,500,000 approx. It has Kinshasa formerly Leopoldville as its capital. The languages the people speak are French, English, Kiswahili and Lingala. Congo has a equatorial climate and vegetation with heavy rains and high temperatures. The dense tropical forests, produces coffee, rice, cotton, palm-oil rubber, and Ivory. Coal, diamond, gold, tin, and uranium are mined here. The currency of Congo is Congolese Franc. The Kuba a small ethnic group has lived there for many years. Congo Democratic Republic rates second in world diamond exports.