Congo Free State

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Congo Free State
État indépendant du Congo
State in Personal union wi the Kinrick o Belgium

1885–1908
Banner Coat of arms
Motto
French: Travail et progrès
(Wirk an Progress)
Anthem
Vers l'avenir
Caipital Boma
Leid(s) French (de facto offeecial),
mair nor 200 indigenous leids
Government Absolute monarchy
Sovereign
 − 1885-1908 Leopold II o Belgium
Govrenor-general
 − 1885–1886 Francis Walter de Winton (first)
 − 1900-1908 Théophile Wahis (last)
Historical era New Imperialism
 - Established Julie 1[1] 1885
 - Annexation bi Belgium November 15, 1908
Siller Congolese franc
Wairnin: Value specified for "continent" daes nae comply

The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) wis a lairge aurie in Central Africae that wis privately controlled bi Leopold II, Keeng o the Belgians.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica

Coordinates: 5°51′S 13°03′E / 5.850°S 13.050°E / -5.850; 13.050