What is another word for Democratic Republic Of the Congo?

8 synonyms found


[ dˌɛməkɹˈatɪk ɹɪpˈʌblɪk ɒvðə kˈɒŋɡə͡ʊ], [ dˌɛməkɹˈatɪk ɹɪpˈʌblɪk ɒvðə kˈɒŋɡə‍ʊ], [ d_ˌɛ_m_ə_k_ɹ_ˈa_t_ɪ_k ɹ_ɪ_p_ˈʌ_b_l_ɪ_k ɒ_v_ð_ə k_ˈɒ_ŋ_ɡ_əʊ]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is located in Central Africa. It was previously known as Zaire, but changed its name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997. The country shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, and the Republic of the Congo. Synonyms for the DRC include Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, Congo-Leopoldville, and Zaire. The DRC is the second-largest country in Africa and has a population of over 89 million people. The country's official languages are French, Lingala, Swahili, and Tshiluba. The DRC is rich in natural resources, including diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, and coltan.

Synonyms for Democratic republic of the congo:

How to use "Democratic republic of the congo" in context?

Almost one in four people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are living in extreme poverty, according to the latest report from the World Bank. The lack of basic goods and services, including clean water, health care, and education, has severe consequences for the people of the DRC.

"The Democratic Republic of Congo, a country of 81 million people, has been struggling to overcome the legacy of years of conflict, insecurity, and mismanagement," said Neveen Radjou, the World Bank's Country Director for the DRC.

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