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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Updated: Sep 18, 2022

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Country Name

Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, DRC, the DRC, or simply the Congo.


DRC is a country located in Central Africa.

It was formerly called Zaire, The DRC is bordered by 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 Republic of the Congo to the west.



The reason for naming the country

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is named after the Congo River, which flows throughout the country. The Congo River is the world's deepest river and the world's second-largest river by discharge.