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ID: 1000159
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Congo, République Démocratique du (nation)  Congo, République Démocratique du (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:
Congo, République Démocratique du (preferred,C,V,French,U,N)
République démocratique du Congo (C,V,O,French-P,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)  ............ 1971-1997
République du Zaïre (H,V,French,U,N)  ............ 1971-1997
Zaire (H,V)  ............ 1971-1997
Republic of Zaire (H,V,English,U,N)  ............ 1971-1997
Kongo, Republik (H,V)
Belgisch Congo (H,V,German,U,N)  ............ 1908-1960
Congo Belge (H,V,French,U,N)  ............ 1908-1960
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)  ............ 1960-1964
Republic of the Congo (H,O)  ............ 1960-1964
ZAR (H,O)  ............ 1971-1997
ZR (H,O)  ............ 1971-1997
Congolese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Congo, République Démocratique du (nation)  ........  Congo, République Démocratique du (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence on June 30, 1960
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (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:
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
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
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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