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    (Wikipedia) - Congo   Republic of the Congo   Democratic Republic of the Congo The Congo River forms most of the border between these two countries.
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    Congo (or Kongo or Kongō) is the name of a major river in southern Africa, the Congo River. It is also the name of two countries that border that river: the much larger Democratic Republic of the Congo (capital: Kinshasa), once known as Zaire; and the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville).

    The name may also refer to:

    Contents
    • 1 Places
      • 1.1 Africa
        • 1.1.1 Political
        • 1.1.2 Geographic
        • 1.1.3 Historical kingdoms
        • 1.1.4 Administrative regions
      • 1.2 Other places
    • 2 Languages and ethnic groups
    • 3 Entertainment
      • 3.1 Acting
      • 3.2 Film
      • 3.3 Music
      • 3.4 Print
      • 3.5 Television
    • 4 Warships
    • 5 Other uses
    • 6 People with the surname
    • 7 See also

    Places Africa Political
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Congo-Kinshasa
      • Zaire, the name of the country under the Mobutu regime (1965–1997)
      • Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville) or Congo-Léopoldville (1960–1964)
      • Belgian Congo (1908–1960)
      • Congo Free State (1885-1908)
    • Republic of the Congo, or Congo-Brazzaville
      • People''s Republic of the Congo (1970–1991)
      • French Congo (1880–1960)
    • Portuguese Congo, now the Angolan exclave of Cabinda Province
    Geographic
    • Congo (area), a geographical area in Africa inhabited by Congolese populations
    • Congo River, African river also known as Zaire River
    • Congo Basin, drainage for the Congo River in west equatorial Africa
    Historical kingdoms
    • Kingdom of Kongo (1400–1914), covering parts of present-day Angola and the two Congo states
    • Kongo dia Nlaza (until late in the 16th century), a former kingdom absorbed by the Kingdom of Kongo
    Administrative regions
    • M''banza-Kongo, capital of Angola''s northwestern Zaire province
    • Kongo Central, former Bas-Congo province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Other places Languages and ethnic groups
    • Kongo people or Congolese, an ethnic group in the two Congo states and Angola
    • Kongo language
    Entertainment Acting
    • Kongō, one of the five schools of Noh acting
    Film
    • Kongo (1932 film), a film starring Walter Huston, Lupe Velez, and Conrad Nagel
    • Congo (film), a 1995 film based on Michael Crichton''s novel
    Music
    • "Congo" (song), a 1997 song by Genesis from Calling All Stations
    • Kongos (band), a South African rock band
    • The Congos, a reggae vocal group from Jamaica
    Print
    • Congo (novel), a 1980 novel by Michael Crichton
    Television
    • Congo (BBC TV series), a 2001 BBC documentary series
    Warships
    • HMS Congo (1816), a steamship for the Royal Navy, United Kingdom
    • Japanese corvette Kongō, launched 1877
    • Japanese battleship Kongō, launched 1912 as a battlecruiser
      • Kongō-class battlecruiser
    • JDS Kongō (DDG-173), a Japanese destroyer launched in 1991
      • Kongō-class destroyer
    Other uses
    • Congo (loa), a spirit in Haitian voodoo mythology
    • Congo (chimpanzee)
    • The Conference of NGOs or CONGO, a worldwide group of charity and aid organizations
    • Vajra or Kongō, a Buddhist concept
    • Congo (chess variant), a chess variant invented by Demian Freeling
    People with the surname
    • Kongō Masahiro (born 1948), former sumo wrestler
    • John Kongos (born 1945), South African musician, leader of the band Johnny Kongos and the G-Men
    • Kid Congo Powers (born 1960), guitarist
    • Louis Congo (fl. 1725), emancipated slave appointed public executioner of Louisiana
    • Cheick Kongo (born 1975), aka Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo, French mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer

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    See Also:Democratic Republic of the Congo



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