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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:

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

Congo or Kongo may also refer to:

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  • Edwin Congo (born 1976), Colombian footballer
  • Louis Congo (fl. 1725), emancipated slave appointed public executioner of French Louisiana
  • Richard Congo (born 1961), American basketball player
  • Cheick Kongo (born 1975), French mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer
  • John Kongos (born 1945), South African singer and songwriter
  • Kongo Kong, wrestling ring name of Steven Wilson (born 1979)

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