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The Congo River forms most of the border between these two countries.

Congo (or Kongo or Kongō) is the name of a major river in central Africa, the Congo River.

The term Congo may refer to two countries that border the Congo river:

The name may also refer to:


Africa [edit]



  • Congo River, African river also known as Zaire River
  • Congo Basin, drainage for the Congo River in west equatorial Africa, an area inhabited by Congolese populations

Historical kingdoms[edit]

  • Kingdom of Kongo (1400–1914), covering parts of present-day Angola and the two Congo states
  • Kongo dia Nlaza (until late in the 16th century), a former kingdom absorbed by the Kingdom of Kongo
  • Kingdom of Luba (1585–1889), a southern most former kingdom now located in the modern day Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kingdom of Lunda (c. 1665 – 1887), a former kingdom located in the modern day countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, north-eastern Angola and northwestern Zambia

Administrative regions[edit]

  • M'banza-Kongo, capital of Angola's northwestern Zaire province
  • Kongo Central, former Bas-Congo province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Other places[edit]

Languages and ethnic groups[edit]



  • Kongō, one of the five schools of Noh acting






Other uses[edit]


  • Kongō Masahiro (born 1948), former Japanese sumo wrestler
  • John Kongos (born 1945), South African musician, leader of the band Johnny Kongos and the G-Men
  • Kid Congo Powers (born 1960), American rock guitarist and singer
  • Louis Congo (fl. 1725), emancipated slave appointed public executioner of the French colony Louisiana
  • Cheick Kongo (born 1975), a.k.a. Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo, French mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer

See also[edit]