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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg

République Démocratique du Congo
Repubilika ya Kongo Demokratiki
Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki
Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo
Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata

Français République Démocratique du Congo

La République démocratique du Congo est un vaste pays d’Afrique centrale qui s’étend de l’océan Atlantique au plateau de l’est et correspond à la majeure partie du bassin du fleuve Congo. Le nord du pays est un des plus grand domaine de forêt équatoriale au monde, l’est du pays borde le grand rift est-africain, domaine des montagnes, des collines, des grands lacs mais aussi des volcans. Le sud et le centre, domaine des savanes arborées, forment un haut plateau riche en minerai. À l’extrême ouest, une quarantaine de kilomètres au nord de l'embouchure du fleuve Congo s’étale une côte sur l’océan Atlantique. Le pays partage ses frontières avec l’enclave de Cabinda (Angola) et la République du Congo à l’ouest, la République centrafricaine et le Soudan du Sud au nord, l’Ouganda, le Rwanda, le Burundi et la Tanzanie à l’est, la Zambie et l’Angola au sud.

Kikongo Repubilika ya Kongo ya Dimokalasi

Repubilika ya Kongo ya Dimokalasi to Kongo-Kinsasa kele nsi na Afelika ya Kati. Bansi ya pembeni na yandi kele Repubilika ya Kongo, Repubilika ya Afelika ya Kati, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia ye Angola. Kongo-Kinsasa kele leta ya tatu na munene ya Afelika.

Lingala Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki

Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki ezalí esé ya Afríka ya Mambénga, ezwamí na ndelo ya ye ya mwa sánzá ya motóbá mikɔlɔ 30 1960, ekólo ya makokí, lipanda, bonsɔ́mí, ekanganí mpé ekabwaní tɛ́, ya bato, ya bokonzi boutí na bato mpé eponi eyamba yɔ̂kɔ tɛ́.

KiSwahili Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo

Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo (au Kongo-Kinshasa) ni nchi kubwa ya tatu Afrika iliyoko Afrika ya Kati. Imepakana na ► Jamhuri ya Kongo, ► Jamhuri ya Afrika ya Kati, ► Sudan, ► Uganda, ► Rwanda, ► Burundi, ► Tanzania, ► Zambia na ► Angola. Ina sehemu ndogo iliyopakana na pwani na Bahari ya Atlantiki. Sehemu hii inatenganisha eneo la Angola la Cabinda kutoka maeneo mengine ya Jamhuri ya Angola.

Tshiluba Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata}
English Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (often referred as Congo-Kinshasa and formerly as Zaire), is the third largest country, by area, on the African continent. Though it is located in the Central African UN subregion, the nation is economically and regionally affiliated with Southern Africa as a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It borders the ► Central African Republic and ► Sudan on the north, ► Uganda, ► Rwanda, ► Burundi, and ► Tanzania on the east, ► Zambia and ► Angola on the south, and the ► Republic of the Congo on the west. The country enjoys access to the sea through a narrow forty kilometre stretch, following the Congo river into the Gulf of Guinea.

Short name  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Official name Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status Independent country since 1960
Location Central Africa
Capital Kinshasa
Population 91,994,000 inhabitants
Area 2,344,858 km²
Major languages French (official), KiKongo, Lingala, Tshiluba and Swahili.
Major religions Christianity
More information Democratic Republic of the Congo, Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Politics of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
More images Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Category).

General maps

Cg-map.png Carte de République démocratique du Congo
Map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congo Democratic Republic Map.jpg Carte de RDC
Map of the DRC
Congo Rep Dem carte.gif Carte de RDC
Map of the DRC in French
Provinces de la République démocratique du Congo - 2005.svg Provinces de la République démocratique du Congo
Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Drcongo-2006election-results.png Carte des résultats de l'élection présidentielle de 2006
map of the 2006 presidential election results

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Democratic Republic of the Congo, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

KingdomKongo1711.png Le Royaume du Congo en 1711
The Kingdom of Kongo in 1711
RDCongo-1960-200px.png Provinces de République démocratique du Congo
Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1960
Kongo 1961 map en.png Territorial Control in Congo (1960–61)
  National Government based in Léopoldville
  Rival National Government based in Stanleyville
  Mining State of South Kasai (Autonomous)
  Katanga (Independent)
Katanga in Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of Katanga 1960-1963
South Kasai in Congo 1961.svg Mining State of South Kasai 1960-1961
RDCongo-1960-200px.png Provinces de la République démocratique du Congo en 1966
Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1966
RDCongo-1988-200px.png Provinces of Zaïre in 1988
Second Congo War 2001 map vector.svg Front lines in 2001
DRCongo provinces named.png Provincial divisions until 2005

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Mercator Congo map.jpg Map by Gerhard Mercator (1512–1594)
Congo kingdoms.jpg The Congo Free State and the Congo Kingdoms around 1890
Map of the Congo Territories—Under the personal rule of King Leopold II.jpg Rubber concessions according to E. D. Morel in 1904
Map Showing Revenue Divisions Of The “Congo Free State”.png Rubber concessions and other divisions according to E. D. Morel in 1906
Mapcongo1914-2.jpg Belgian Congo in 1914
Mapcongo1914.jpg Belgian Congo in 1914
Map-belgian-congo.jpg Belgian Congo, unknown date, after 1919

Other maps

Map - DR Congo, major languages.svg Languages
DRCongo telephone.png Telephone area codes

Satellite maps

Dem congo sat.jpg Satellite map

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