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KINSHASA is the Capital of Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa is a Modern, 2nd Most Populous City in Africa. By size it's the LARGEST City in Africa.
Kinshasa sprawls seemingly forever from the banks of the Congo River to its distant shanty towns. Shot through with chaos, music and a lust for life that is as infectious as it is overwhelming, Kinshasa is a city you experience rather than visit.
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Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)is a country located in central Africa.
It is the second largest country on the continent; only Algeria is larger. The capital, Kinshasa, is located on the Congo River about 320 miles (515 km) from its mouth. The largest city in central Africa, it serves as the country’s official administrative, economic, and cultural centre. The country is often referred to by its acronym, the DRC, or called Congo (Kinshasa), with the capital added parenthetically, to distinguish it from the other Congo republic, which is officially called the Republic of the Congo and is often referred to as Congo (Brazzaville).
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Congo gained independence from Belgium in 1960. From 1971 to 1997 the country was officially the Republic of Zaire, a change made by then ruler Gen. Mobutu Sese Seko to give the country what he thought was a more authentic African name.
Congo is rich in natural resources. It boasts vast deposits of industrial diamonds, cobalt, and copper; one of the largest forest reserves in Africa; and about half of the hydroelectric potential of the continent.
Congo is bounded to the north by the Central African Republic and South Sudan; to the east by Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania; to the southeast by Zambia; and to the southwest by Angola. To the west are the country’s short Atlantic coastline, the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and Congo (Brazzaville).
DR Congo also has very close ties with Ghana, Kenya,Uganda, South Africa, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Togo, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Gabon, Senegal, Algeria, Rwanda, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Zambia, Mozambique, Sudan, Djibouti, Malawi, South Africa, Gabon, Senegal , Angola, Congo, Cape Verde, Nigeria and Burundi among other African Countries.
Internationally Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is a key and strategic ally to the USA, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Pakistan, Russia, England(United Kingdom), Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Panama, Cuba, Malaysia, Indonesia, Austria, Saudi Arabia and India.
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