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ID: 1000159
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation)  Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 00 01 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -0.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 025 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 25.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Region had early Niger-Kordofanian populations; was home of important Luba kingdom and Kuba chiefdoms during 16th-18th centuries; Portuguese arrived in 15th century; Belgium claimed the territory in 19th century; official language is French, though English, Lingala, Swahili, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba and over 400 Bantu and Sudanese dialects are also spoken.

Names:
République démocratique du Congo (preferred,C,V,O,French-P,U,N)
Congo, République Démocratique du (C,V,French,U,N)
Congo, république démocratique du (C,V,French,U,N)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ 1964-1971, and again since May 1997
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (C,O,English,U,N)
Democratic Republic of Congo (C,O)  ............ name recognized by the US & other nations May 19, 1997
República Democrática del Congo (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Congo (Democratic Republic) (C,O,display,English,U,N)
Демократическая Республика Конго (C,V,Russian-P,U)
刚果民主共和国 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
جُهور ةً ا ىًوهغو الدّيملراط ةَ (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
COD (C,O,ISO3L)
CD (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO180 (C,O,ISO3N)
CG (C,V)
CG00 (C,O,FIPS)
Congo Kinshasa (H,V)
Zaïre (H,V)
République du Zaïre (H,V,French,U,N)
Zaire (H,V)
Republic of Zaire (H,V,English,U,N)  ............ used 1971-1997
Kongo, Republik (H,V)
Belgisch Congo (H,V,German,U,N)  ............ 1908-1960
Congo Belge (H,V,French,U,N)
Belgian Congo (H,O,English,U,N)  ............ 1908-1960
Congo Free State (H,O,English,U,N)  ............ 1885-1908
Indendent State of the Congo (H,O,English,U,N)  ............ 1885-1908
République du Congo (H,V,French,U,N)
Republic of the Congo (H,O)  ............ 1960-1964
ZAR (H,O)
ZR (H,O)
Congolese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation)  ........  Democratic Republic of the Congo (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence on June 30, 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
controlled region (H)  ............  Belgian, from 1878
annex (H)  ............  Belgian, from 1908

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Kinshasa .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Congo, Kingshasa province) [7000628]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Belgian Congo..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Belgisch Congo..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
CD..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Newsletter (2003) 1997-07-14, IV-2
CG..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
CG00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
COD..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Newsletter (2003) 1997-07-14, IV-2
Congo..........  [VP]
..............  Congo, Los Angeles Times (1997)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Congo Belge..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the..........  [VP]
........................................................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 17 January 2007
........................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
Congo Free State..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Congo Kinshasa..........  [VP]
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 03/17/99
Congolese..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
Congo, république démocratique du..........  [VP]
........................................................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996) accessed 01/20/99
........................................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-71
Congo, République Démocratique du..........  [VP Preferred]
........................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
Democratic Republic of Congo..........  [VP]
...............................................  Kinshasa, Washington Post (1997)
...............................................  Myers, U.S. Accepts Kabila, New York Times (1997)
Democratic Republic of the Congo..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
.....................................................  Facts on File (1999) accessed 01/20/99
.....................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Indendent State of the Congo..........  [VP]
...............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
ISO180..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
Kongo, Republik..........  [VP]
.............................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-121
República Democrática del Congo..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 11 June 2009
Republic of the Congo..........  [VP]
......................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
Republic of Zaire..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République démocratique du Congo..........  [VP]
.....................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
République du Congo..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
République du Zaïre..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 753
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 785
Zaire..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 737
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 725-726
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 887 ff.
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 92
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
Zaïre..........  [VP]
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 92
ZAR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
ZR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
Демократическая Республика Конго..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
刚果民主共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
جُهور ةً ا ىًوهغو الدّيملراط ةَ..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 737
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 753
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 725-726
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1996) accessed 01/20/99
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 17 January 2007
..................  Congo, Los Angeles Times (1997)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 887 ff.
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Facts on File (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 773; 785
..................  ISO Newsletter (2003) 1997-07-14, IV-2
..................  Kinshasa, Washington Post (1997)
..................  Myers, U.S. Accepts Kabila, New York Times (1997)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 03/17/99
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-121; I-71
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 92
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 9
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1369 ff.
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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