What Is the Poorest Country in the World?


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The poorest city in the world is Kinshasa, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Residents of Kinshasa live on less than $1 a day, and the city has a GDP of $59 billion.

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Kinshasa is the site where George Foreman and Mohammad Ali fought the famous, "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match in 1974. The boxers were invited by President Mobutu in a move to attract attention to the country, which was then known as Zaire.

Unfortunately, Mobutu later bilked the nation out of billions of dollars, and the Second Congo War in 1998 reduced its economy and its population even further.

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