The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge, Dutch: Aboot this soondBelgisch-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]

Belgian Congo

Congo Belge (French)
Belgisch-Kongo (Dutch)
1908–1960
Banner o Congo
Banner
Coat o airms o Congo
Coat o airms
Motto: Travail et Progrès
"Work and Progress"
AnthemBrabançonne
"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.
StatusColony o Belgium
CaipitalLéopoldville
Common leidsFrench,[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
19602,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
Population
• 1960
16610000
CurrencyCongolese franc
ISO 3166 codeCG
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Congo Free State
Republic o the Congo (Léopoldville)
Sooth Kasai
The day pairt o DR Congo

ReferencesEedit

  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