Democratic republic of congo world map. Democratic republic of the congo information. The democratic republic of the congo is named after the congo river which flows throughout the country. Carpeted by huge swaths of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes the democratic republic of congo drc formerly zaire is the ultimate african adventure. Officially known as the democratic republic of the congo the country has a 25 mile 40 km coastline on the atlantic ocean but is otherwise landlocked.
A virtual guide to democratic republic of the congo formerly known as zaire a vast country in central sub saharan africa today also known as dr congo drc droc congo kinshasa or just the congo. The democratic republic of the congo is located in central africa. Democratic republic of the congo country located in central africa. The democratic republic of congo endured much bloodshed and brutal political repression in the lead up to the december 19 2016 deadline that marked the end of president joseph kabilas.
The democratic republic of the congo and the east of the country in particular has been described as the rape capital of the world and the prevalence and intensity of all forms of sexual violence has been described as the worst in the world. The congo river is the worlds deepest river and the worlds second largest river by discharge.