Congo, Democratic Republic of the



Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre zīˈēr, zäērˈ [key], republic (2020 est. pop. 89,561,403), c.905,000 sq mi (2,344,000 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Angola in the southwest and west, on the Atlantic Ocean, Cabinda (an Angolan exclave), and the Republic of the Congo in the west, on the Central African Republic and South Sudan in the north, on Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania in the east, and on Zambia in the southeast. Kinshasa is its capital and largest city.

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