Congo

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

The term Congo may refer to 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 "Congo-Kinshasa"
  • the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville) and sometimes referred to Congo-Brazzaville

Congo or Kongo may also refer to:

Places[edit]

Africa [edit]

Geologic[edit]

  • 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]

Administrative regions[edit]

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

Other places[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Mountains[edit]

Rivers[edit]

Languages and ethnic groups[edit]

People[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

Warships[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Acting[edit]

  • Kongō, one of the five schools of Noh acting

Film[edit]

Music[edit]

Print[edit]

Television[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]