Kóngò Bẹ́ljíọ̀m

(Àtúnjúwe láti Belgian Congo)

The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge; Dutch: Nl-Belgisch-Kongo.ogg Belgisch-Kongo ) was the formal title of present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between King Leopold II’s formal relinquishment of his personal control over the state to Belgium on 15 November 1908, and Congolese independence on 30 June 1960.[3]

Congo belge (French)
Belgisch-Kongo (Dutch)
Belgian Congo
Belgian colony

Flag Coat of arms
Travail et Progrès
(“Work and Progress”)
Location of Congo
The Belgian Congo
Capital Léopoldville/Leopoldstad
Language(s) French (de facto official)[1]
Dutch (majority of whites)[2]
more than 200 indigenous languages
Political structure Colony
King of the Belgians
 - 1908–09 Léopold II
 - 1909–34 Albert I
 - 1934–51 Léopold III
 - 1951–60 Baudouin I
 - 1908–10 Théophile Wahis
 - 1946–51 Eugène Jungers
 - 1958–60 Henri Cornelis
 - Established 15 November, 1908
 - Independence 30 June, 1960
 - Secessions¹ July–August 1960
 - 1960 2,344,858 km2 (905,355 sq mi)
 - 1960 est. 16,610,000 
     Density 7.1 /km2  (18.3 /sq mi)
Currency Congolese franc
¹ Secession of Katanga on 11 July and South Kasai on 8 August 1960
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Itokasi àtúnṣe

  1. (Faransé) République démocratique du Congo Archived 2012-11-27 at the Wayback Machine., Laval University, Canada
  2. (Duki) 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.