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ID: 1000158
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000158

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Congo (nation)  Congo (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 01 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -1.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 015 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 15.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Home to over 75 tribes, mainly of Bantu origin; pre-colonial region mostly uninhabited; Loango and Teke kingdoms became powerful in the 17th century; area visited by Portuguese in the 15th century, though French were first Europeans to penetrate inland and colonize in the 19th century; official language is French, though African languages are also spoken.

Names:
Congo (Republic of) (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Congo (Republic of) (Spanish-P,U)
Congo (French-P,U)
République du Congo (C,V,O,French,U,N)
Congo, République du (C,V,French,U,N)
Republic of the Congo (C,O,English,U,N)
Congo, Republic of the (C,O,English,U,N)
Kongo (C,O,German,U,N)
Congo Republic (C,O,English,U,N)
República del Congo (C,O,Spanish,U)
Конго (C,V,Russian-P,U)
Республика Конго (C,V,Russian,U)
刚果 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
刚果共和国 (C,V,Chinese,U)
ا ىًوهغو (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ا ىًوهغو (C,V,Arabic,U)
CF (C,O)
COG (C,O,ISO3L)
CG (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO178 (C,O,ISO3N)
CF00 (C,O,FIPS)
Congo Brazzaville (H,V)
Congo, République Populaire du (H,V)
République populaire du Congo (H,V)
People's Republic of the Congo (H,O)
Moyen-Congo (H,O)
Middle Congo (H,O)
French Congo (H,O)  ............ 1910-1959
Congolese (C,O,English,U,A)

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

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  first, in French Community in 1958
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)
territory (H)  ............  French Equatorial Africa, 1910-1946; of France, 1946-1958

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Brazzaville .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Congo, Brazzaville) [7000394]
historical connection ....  Kongo Kingdom .......... (former nation/state/empire)
........................................  (World, Africa) [8711680]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1960

Sources and Contributors:
Конго..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Республика Конго..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
刚果..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
刚果共和国..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
ا ىًوهغو..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
جُهور ةً ا ىًوهغو..........  [VP]
................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
CF..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2003-2004) accessed 3 February 2004
CF00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
CG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
COG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 765
Congo..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 578
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 147-148
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 533-534
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 91
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-22
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 285
Congo Brazzaville..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 03/17/99
Congolese..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 11
Congo Republic..........  [VP]
.............................  Myers, U.S. Accepts Kabila, New York Times (1997)
Congo, Republic of the..........  [VP]
.........................................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 17 January 2007
.........................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
Congo, République du..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000)
Congo, République Populaire du..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
French Congo..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2015-) accessed 6 April 2017
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
ISO178..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
Kongo..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Middle Congo..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 285
Moyen-Congo..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 17 January 2007
People's Republic of the Congo..........  [BHA, VP]
.....................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 285
República del Congo..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Republic of the Congo..........  [VP]
......................................  ISO Newsletter (1992) 1992-04-06, III-21
......................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République du Congo..........  [VP]
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 578
...................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 588
République populaire du Congo..........  [BHA, VP]
..................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 578
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 578
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 588
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1988)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 147-148
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 17 January 2007
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 533-534
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 13
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 765; 777
..................  ISO Newsletter (1992) 1992-04-06, III-21
..................  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) accessed 3 February 2004
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 91
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-22
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 46
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 11
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 285
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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