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Democratic Republic of CONGO

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Location Central Africa
Capital Kinshasa
Main Religion Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism)
National Language French. Other main languages are Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo and Tshiluba.
History Congo is a name shared by two neighbouring countries in Central Africa, largely drained by the Congo River and usually distinguished by their full official names and occasionally by adding their capital cities:
  • The Republic of the Congo (ROC), also known as "Congo-Brazzaville" and locally as "Braza".

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, DR Congo or "Congo-Kinshasa" - this page) is the larger of the two countries. It was once the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium, when it was known as the "Congo Free State", and later a Belgian colony when it was renamed to Belgian Congo.

    It was known as Zaire from 1971 to 1997. (During this time the other Congo came to be known simply as "Congo".)

    In 1960, Katanga Province declared its independence from the rest of Zaire and issued its own license plates. It rejoined Zaire in 1963 and was renamed Shaba province but later reverted to Katanga in 1997.

    Source: Wikipedia.org, Registration Plates of the World

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