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

Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa:

  • the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"
  • the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville) and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Brazzaville"

Congo or Kongo may also refer to:


Africa [edit]

Administrative regions[edit]

  • Kongo Central, former Bas-Congo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


  • Congo craton, one of the cratons making up the African continental crust
  • Congo Basin, the sedimentary basin of the Congo River in west equatorial Africa

Historical states[edit]

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Languages and ethnic groups[edit]


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


Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]





Other arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

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