Belgian Congo

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Belgian Congo
Congo Belge (French)
Belgisch-Kongo (Dutch)
Colony o Belgium

1908–1960
 

Banner Coat of arms
Motto
Travail et Progrès
"Work and Progress"
Anthem
Brabançonne
"Brabantian"
The Congo (dark green) depictit wi Belgian Ruanda-Urundi (licht green), 1935.
Caipital Léopoldville
Leid(s) French,[1] Dutch,[2]
Indigenous leids
Releegion Roman Catholic
Political structure Colony
Keeng
 − 1908–1909 Leopold II
 − 1909–1934 Albert I
 − 1934–1951 Leopold III
 − 1951–1960 Baudouin I
Govrenor-General
 − 1908–1910 Théophile Wahis (first)
 − 1958–1960 Henri Cornelis (last)
History
 - Annexed bi Belgium 15 November 1908
 - Unthirldom declared 30 Juin 1960
Aurie
 − 1960 2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
Population
 − 1960 est. 16,610,000 
     Density 7.1 /km2  (18.3 /sq mi)
Siller Congolese franc
The day pairt o  DR Congo
Wairnin: Value specified for "continent" daes nae comply

The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge, Dutch: Aboot this soond Belgisch-Kongo ) wis the formal title o present-day Democratic Republic o the Congo (DRC) atween Keeng Leopold II’s formal relinquishment o his personal control ower the state tae Belgium on 15 November 1908, an Congolese unthirldom on 30 Juin 1960.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (French) République démocratique du Congo, Laval University, Canada
  2. (Dutch) Vlamingen en Afrikanen—Vlamingen in Centraal Afrika, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  3. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (2002). The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A People's History. Zed Books. ISBN 1-84277-053-5. 

Coordinates: 4°19′S 15°19′E / 4.317°S 15.317°E / -4.317; 15.317