Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

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Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: Republique democratique du Congo), also often referred to as DRC, RDC or formerly as Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, The Congo, Congo/Leopoldville, Congo/Kinshasa and Zaire (or Za•re in French), 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 ocean through a forty-kilometre stretch of Atlantic coastline at Muanda and the roughly nine-kilometre wide mouth of the Congo river which opens into the Gulf of Guinea. The name "Congo" (meaning "hunter") is coined after the Bakongo ethnic group, living in the Congo river basin. Formerly the Belgian colony of the Belgian Congo, the country's post-independence name was the Republic of the Congo until August 1, 1964, when its name was changed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (to distinguish it from the neighboring Republic of the Congo). On October 27, 1971, then-President Mobutu renamed the country Zaire, from a Portuguese mispronunciation of the Kikongo word nzere or nzadi, which translates to "the river that swallows all rivers." Following the First Congo War which led to the overthrow of Mobutu in 1997, the country was renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 1998, the country has suffered greatly from the devastating Second Congo War (sometimes referred to as the African World War), the world's deadliest conflict since World War II.

Country:
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Alternative Name:
Congo-Kinshasa; Congo; Formerly known as Zaire
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
September 20, 1960
Date of Independence:
June 30, 1960 (from Belgium)
UN Mission Website:

http://www.un.int/drcongo/

Government Website:

None

UN Mission E-mail:

drcongo@un.int

Wikipedia Entry:
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CIA Factbook Entry:
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Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Maps and Flags


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Color Cutout Size Flag

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Color Flag (Cutout Size)  144.2 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Color Flag (Letter Size) 240.5 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 184.5 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 247.7 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 133.4 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Outline Flag (Letter Size) 219.3 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Microsoft PowerPoint 526.5 KB

This Microsoft PowerPoint file includes full color maps and flags. Contents can be immediately used in onscreen presentations, or cut and pasted into other PowerPoint documents.

Word

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Microsoft Word 534 KB

This Microsoft Word file includes full color maps and flags and can be scaled to print on large format printers, or cut and pasted into other Word documents.

Zip Archive

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Zip Archive 3.8 MB

Complete your map collection with all of the PDFs available from unforkids.com! The set includes all available full color and outline maps and flags in one easily downloadable file. Zip compression format.

Color Letter Map

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Color Map (Letter Size) 883.1 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color map is required. Printed map measures approximately10" wide.

Outline Letter Map

Congo (Democratic Republic of the) Outline Map (Letter Size) 708.8 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline map that students can research and fill in is required. Students or users can color in their own map. Printed map measures approximately 10" wide.

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