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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, DROC, or RDC, is a country located in Central Africa. It borders the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the East, Zambia and Angola to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth most populous nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populous country in the world.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Developing World (2005)

by Thomas M. Leonard

The Democratic Republic of the Congo possesses important reserves of another fossil fuel, coal, while the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea possess reserves of another fossil fuel, natural gas. Other important geological resources ...

Google previewInternational encyclopedia of adolescence (2007)

A-J, index by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Background Information The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a former Belgian colony, is situated in the center of Africa. Its capital city is Kinshasa, and it is bordered by the following countries: Central African Republic and Sudan in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

Land borders are shared with Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The terrain of Zambia is made up of plateaus rising to isolated hills and mountains. Elevations range from ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

in Niger, 8 in Senegal, 13 in Mali, 11 in South Africa, 4 in the Democratic Republic of The Congo). In other countries, all the indigenous languages ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

The contest for the control of mineral resources, particularly diamonds, is at the heart of these contemporary wars, for example, in Angola, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The potential for acquiring wealth under these ...

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