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us: Congo (Democratic Republic)


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    • us: Congo (Leopoldville)
    • us: République du Congo (Leopoldville)
    • us: Republic of the Congo (Leopoldville)
    • us: Republic of Congo (Leopoldville)
    • us: République démocratique du Congo
    • us: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • us: Demokraticheskai︠a︡ Respublika Kongo
    • us: Kongo
    • us: Congo (Kinshasa)
    • us: RDC (République démocratique du Congo)
    • us: DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
    • us: DRK (Demokraticheskai︠a︡ Respublika Kongo)
    • us: Democratic Republic of Congo
    • us: DR Congo
    • us: RD Congo
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    • Earlier Established Forms

        Belgian Congo
    • Sources

      • found: Moniteur congolais.
      • found: LC manual cat. (hdg.: Congo (Democratic Republic); info: the Belgian Congo became independent on June 30, 1960 as the République du Congo, commonly identified as Congo (Leopoldville) at U.N. and by others to distinguish it from its neighbor Congo (Brazzaville); the previous LC hdg. Congo (Leopoldville) was changed to Congo (Democratic Republic) after the name of Leopoldville was changed to Kinshasa in July 1966; in Oct. 1971 the name of the country was changed to Zaire)
      • found: Foreign names info. bull., May 30, 1997 (former name: Zaire, Republic of [conventional]; République du Zaïre [French]; new name: Congo, Democratic Republic of the [conventional]; République démocratique du Congo [French])
      • found: Le DCK legue son message á la RDC, 1999: p. 11, passim (République Démocratique du Congo)
      • found: Grands lacs, 2002: t.p. (RDC) p. 75 (République démocratique du Congo)
      • found: Electoral perspectives and the process of democratisation in the DRC, 2002: p. 5 (Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC))
      • found: Demokraticheskai︠a︡ Respublika Kongo, 2003: t.p. verso (DRK)
      • found: Wikipedia, July 12, 2006 (Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République Démocratique du Congo), also referred to as DRC, DR Congo, Congo, and Congo-Kinshasa, and formerly Zaire (or Zaïre in French))
      • found: Territoires ethniques et territoires étatiques, c2006: t.p. (R.D. Congo)
    • Editorial Notes

      • [Valid for the period July 1960-Oct. 1971 and May 1997-]
    • Change Notes

      • 1980-07-16: new
      • 2013-10-17: revised
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