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Belgian Congo
Congo Belge (French)
Belgisch-Kongo (Dutch)
1908–1960
Banner o Congo
Banner
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Coat o airms
Motto: Travail et Progrès
"Work and Progress"
Anthem: Brabançonne
"Brabantian"
The Congo (dark green) depictit wi Belgian Ruanda-Urundi (licht green), 1935.
The Congo (dark green) depictit wi Belgian Ruanda-Urundi (licht green), 1935.
Status Colony o Belgium
Caipital Léopoldville
Common leids French,[1] Dutch,[2]
Indigenous leids
Releegion Roman Catholic
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
30 Juin 1960
Aurie
1960 2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
Population
• 1960
16610000
Currency Congolese franc
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Congo Free State
Republic o the Congo (Léopoldville)
Sooth Kasai
The day pairt o  DR Congo

The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge, Dutch: About this sound 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. (in French) République démocratique du Congo, Laval University, Canada
  2. (in 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