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Congo

kong' gO, a republic in western Africa


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Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo Local Name République du Congo. Origin of Name the country was named for the Congo River, which derived its name from a Bantu kingdom. Area 132,047 sq mi. Population 4,574,099. Capital Brazzaville. Independence from France Achieved August 15, 1960.

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