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 Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Republic of the Congo also known as Middle Congo Congo-Brazzaville and Congo (but not to be confused with Democratic Republic of the Congo formerly Zaire which was also at time known as the Republic of the Congo) is a former French colony of west-central Africa.
It borders on Gabon Cameroon Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.
To the south and east it bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the Ubangi River across which is the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 Congo, Republic of: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
It borders Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Angola exclave of Cabinda, with a short stretch of coast on the South Atlantic.
Republic of the Congo - Congo, Republic of the Congo, Republic of the, republic (2005 est.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic...
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This area is surrounded by mountainous terraces in the west, plateaus merging into savannas in the south and southwest, and dense grasslands extending beyond the Congo River in the north.
Geography - note: straddles Equator; very narrow strip of land that controls the lower Congo River and is only outlet to South Atlantic Ocean; dense tropical rain forest in central river basin and eastern highlands
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 Republic of the Congo - Gurupedia
Congo is located in the central-western part of sub-Saharan Africa, straddling the Equator.
To the south and east it is bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the
Gabon to the west, Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the north, and Cabinda (Angola) to the southwest.
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 World InfoZone - Republic of Congo Information - Page 1
It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, and the South Atlantic Ocean.
The climate of the Republic of the Congo is tropical.
The population of the Republic of the Congo was estimated at 3,702,314 in 2006.
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 Congo, Democratic Republic of the : History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
The Congo, in west-central Africa, is bordered by the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Government - Government The constitution of Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was adopted in 2005 and came...
Democratic Republic of the Congo: History - History Early History The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies,...
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 History of the Congo, Republic of the
First inhabited by Pygmies, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
Congo's first President was Fulbert Youlou, a former Catholic priest from the Pool region in the southeast.
The Republic of Congo was once one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need to hope for new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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 Places: African Physical Geography topics on Encyclopedia.com
Congo or Zaïre, great river of equatorial Africa, c.2,720 mi (4,380 km) long, formed by the waters of the Lualaba River and its tributary, the Luvua River, and flowing generally N and W through Congo (Kinshasa)...
Nyiragongo active volcano (c.11,400 ft/3,475 m) of the Virunga range in E Congo near the Rwanda border, NE of Lake Kivu and 12 mi (19 km) N of Goma, in southern part of Virunga National Park.
Pool Malebo lakelike expansion of the Congo River, c.320 sq mi (830 sq km), along the Congo (Kinshasa)-Congo (Brazzaville) border, W central Africa, c.350 mi (560 km) from the Congo's mouth.
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 Republic Of Congo, Geography of Congo, History of Congo, Wild Life in Congo, Hotels in Congo, Congo Travel Guide
First inhabited by Pygmies, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
Temperatures average between 21°C and 27°C. Geography: The Congo is situated in west-central Africa astride the equator.
Geography of Africa Africa is the largest of the three great southward projections from the main mass of the Earth's surface.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Republic of Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa.
Its borders are Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and the Gulf of Guinea.
To the south and east it is bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the Ubangi River, across which is the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 Geography of the Republic of the Congo - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
border countries: Angola 201 km, Cameroon 523 km, Central African Republic 467 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Gabon 1,903 km
Geography - note: about 70% of the population lives in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or along the railroad between them.
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 Congo, Republic of: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Diagnosing the crisis in the Republic of Congo.
The looting of the Congo: the Democratic Republic of Congo has perhaps the richest concentration of precious metals and minerals on......
Towards conflict transformation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with specific reference to the model of Kumar Rupesinghe.
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rivers are a common mode of transportation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The most telltale event was the outcome of Congo's first free and fair election in May of 1960: because of his charismatic qualities, Patrice Lumumba and his party, the MNC (Mouvement National Congolais) won the most parliamentary seats.
Since the Congo fails to perform the functions of a state, has a very ineffective administrative system, fails to uphold civil rights, and often neglects to pay even its few salaried workers, Congolese citizens must find a way to carry on with their lives to survive.
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 Congo (Brazzaville) (11/06)
Congo's sparse population is concentrated in the southwestern portion of the country, leaving the vast areas of tropical jungle in the north virtually uninhabited.
Thus, Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with 70% of its total population living in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, or along the 332-mile railway that connects them.
The Embassy was closed, and its personnel became resident in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Congo is divided into ten régions (regions) and one commune, the capital Brazzaville.
The capital, Brazzaville, is located on the Congo River, in the south of the country, immediately across from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Republic of the Congo • Romania • Rwanda • Saint Lucia • São Tomé and Príncipe • Senegal • Seychelles • Saint-Pierre and Miquelon • Switzerland • Togo • Tunisia • Vanuatu • Vietnam
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 Republic of Congo
The nation borders the Angola enclave of Cabinda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.
The river flows between Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo.
SE OF The Republic of Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with almost two-thirds of the population living in the urban conglomeration from Brazzaville to Pointe Moiré.
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 Geography Of Congo, Republic of the   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa Information
Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability.
He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by an insurrection backed by Rwanda and Uganda.
In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying eastern Congo; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity.
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The land we now call the Republic of the Congo was first settled by the illusive and mysterious Pygmies.
Subsequently, the Congo's population suffered through forced labor, and the country's valuable rubber and ivory resources were exploited.
Independence from French control was achieved in 1960, however, over the decades that followed, the Republic of the Congo suffered through Marxism, a bloody civil war, on-going political instability, and ethnic unrest.
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 The Congo River
Congo is the world's eighth-longest river at 2,718 miles long.
Congo River gets up to 90 inches of rainfall a year.
They use it for irrigation to help water their peanut, cotton, tobacco, and sugarcane crops, all of which grow quickly in the humid air.
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 Sirocco :: The Congo
Like its smaller neighbor the Republic of the Congo, the DRC is named for the Congo River; the world's fifth longest and second only to the Amazon in watershed and volume.
Yet much of the Lower Congo is rendered unpassable to all but small river craft by a series of fierce rapids and cataracts, the Livingstone Falls.
However, upstream from where the world's two most proximate capitals, Brazzaville (the Republic of the Congo) and Kinshasa (DRC) face each other across a lakelike expanse known as Malebo Pool, the 1,000 square miles stretch called the Middle Congo is navigable and up to ten miles wide.
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo (Directory/Africa/Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Worldwidirectory.com
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Directory/Africa/Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Worldwidirectory.com
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo), also often referred to as DRC, RDC, DR Congo, Congo or Congo-Kinshasa, and formerly as Zaire (or Zaïre in French...
Congo Kinshasa: The Democratic Republic of Congo Permanent Mission to...
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo Information, Democratic Republic of the Congo Geography
Location Of Democratic Republic Of The Congo : Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is nestled in the province of Central Africa, sharing common borders with the Republic of Congo (northwest), Sudan (northeast), Central African Republic (north), Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania (east), Zambia (southeast), and Angola (southwest).
The province is engulfed by the mountainous terrains along the western front, by the plateaus that integrate with the savannas along the south and southwestern front, and impenetrable grasslands stretching along the Congo River near the northern front.
Climate Of Democratic Republic Of The Congo : Democratic Republic of the Congo witnesses a hot and humid climatic condition along the river basin especially prevalent in the lower western and central regions of the province.
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 Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Definition, explanation
Geography of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Definition, explanation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo includes the greater part of the Congo River Basin, which covers an area of almost 1 million square kilometers (400,000 sq.
Natural hazards: periodic droughts in south; Congo River floods (seasonal); in the east, in the Great Rift Valley, there are active volcanoes
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 Birding the Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo or Congo (Brazzaville) straddles the equator in West Africa.
It has borders with Angola (Cabinda), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon and has an Atlantic Ocean coastline of 170 km.
The main forest areas are the Mayombe and Chaillu massifs in the south-west which are a southern extension of the Lower Guinea forest block, and the Sangha and Likouala in the north which are part of the Congo basin.
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 African Studies Center | Congo Page
The new Constitution of the Congo was approved by referendum on 15 March 1992 with more than 96% assent.
Situated in the north of the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), the Nouabal-Ndoki National Park was created in 1993 to conserve, in its natural state, one of the last examples of an untouched wilderness in the world.
The Nouabal-Ndoki National Park is one of the largest parks in the forested regions of central-west Africa, and contains almost 2 % of all Congo's forests.
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 Republic of the Congo, Africa Information
A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992.
Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis.
The Republic of Congo was once one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need to hope for new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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