CONGO (Boma) De facto Semi-Independent Independent State of The Congo : CONGO FREE STATE : King Leopold II
KONGO (Saint Salvador of the Congo) De facto Semi-Independent Kingdom of CONGO Vassal State of Portugal : King Henrique IV Tekenge

Other Entities with similar names

(Brussels) - (Boma) -

Independent State of The Congo : CONGO FREE STATE

Flag or logo since 1900-01-01*
État indépendant du Congo : ÉTAT LIBRE DU CONGO (fr) De facto Semi-Independent
Emblem or Symbol*

King Leopold II
(ruler of BELGIUM since 1900-01-01)
Capitals & administrative places*: Boma
Official & national languages: French (fr) .


CONGO Independent State of The Congo : CONGO FREE STATE  (Boma)

14 Divisions:

ARUHIMI ARUHIMI District  (Basoko)Local: District de l´ARUWIMI (fr)  (Basoko)
BANANA BANANA District  (Banana)Local: District de BANANA (fr)  (Banana)
BANGALAS BANGALAS District  (Lisala)Local: District des BANGALAS (fr)  (Lisala)
BOMA BOMA District  (Boma)Local: District de BOMA (fr)  (Boma)
CATARACTS CATARACTS District  (Sona Qongo)Local: District des CATARACTES (fr)  (Sona Qongo)
EASTERN KWANGO EASTERN KWANGO District  (Bandundu)Local: District du KWANGO ORIENTAL (fr)  (Bandoundou)
EQUATOR EQUATOR District  (Equatorville)Local: District de l´ÉQUATEUR (fr)  (Équateurville)
KASAI KASAI District [Kasai Company]  (Luebo)Local: District du KASSAÏ (fr)  (Louebo)
LAKE LEOPOLD THE SECOND LAKE LEOPOLD THE SECOND Crown Domain  (Inongo)Local: Domaine de la Couronne du LAC LÉOPOLD-DEUX (fr)  (Inongo)
MATADI MATADI District  (Matadi)Local: District de MATADI (fr)  (Matadi)
STANLEY FALLS STANLEY FALLS District  (Stanleyville)Local: District des STANLEY-FALLS (fr)  (Stanleyville)
STANLEY POOL STANLEY POOL District  (Leopoldville)Local: District du STANLEY-POOL (fr)  (Léopoldville)
UBANGI UBANGI District  (Libenge)Local: District de l´UBANGI (fr)  (Libengué)
WELLE WELLE District  (Buta)Local: District de l´UELLÉ (fr)  (Buta)

1 Assisted Entity

KUBA Confederation of the KUBA Kingdom  (Kamonia) King Mishanga Pelenge

3 Territories:

KATANGA Company of KATANGA  (Kambove)Local: Compagnie du KATANGA (fr)  (Kambové)
LADO ENCLAVE Territory of LADO ENCLAVE [Rejaf Enclave]  (Rejaf)Local: Territoire de l´ENCLAVE DE LADO (fr)  (Rédjaf)
LOMAMI LOMAMI Company  (Opala)Local: Compagnie du LOMAMI (fr)  (Opala)

1 Condominium:

MBAMU ISLAND Neutral Zone of MBAMU ISLAND  (Mbamu)Local: Zone neutre de M´BAMOU (fr)  (M´bamou)

3 Organisations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

BRUSSELS CONVENTION Convention relative to the Slave Trade and Importation into Africa of Firearms Ammunition and Spiritous Liquors : BRUSSELS CONVENTION  (Brussels)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION Universal Postal Union : UPU  (Berne)

* The emblems shown for the subdivisions may in some cases be those of their capital.

Other Independent or Semi-Independent Polities within the 2023's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

KUBA Confederation of the KUBA Kingdom  (Kamonia)
ULUNDA ULUNDA Kingdom  (Musumba)

Other Territories or Entities within the 2023's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

BUSHONGO Kuba Kingdom of BUSHONGO  (Kamonia)
KUBAS KUBA Kingdom  (Tshikapa)
LAKE EDWARD LAKE EDWARD District  (Muramba-Ighaviro)
LUALABA LUALABA Territory  (Dilolo)
Notes: aims to find the countries, territories, governments, administrative divisions and main international organisations that have existed during the 20th century.
   Current depth of investigation: . [red: country considered completed, rose: 1 level yet to complete, white: 2 levels yet to complete]
   For an idea on how was built the site, see the following documentary link of wikipedia [fr] : Modèle:Infobox

 General Internet Sources

   * Base géographique, Archives nationales d'outre-mer (FR). For the administrative divisions of the former French dependencies.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US). For Europe, North Africa and Middle East historical maps.
   * Drapeaux d'Origine & d'Inspiration Françaises - DO&IF, SFV (FR). For French colonial flags.
   * Ethnologue: Languages of the World, SIL International (US). For languages codes.
   * Flags Of The World - FOTW, Rob Raeside (CA). For the current and historic flags of the world.
   * GeoNames, Geonames (CH). Geographical names database.
   * Google Books, Google (US). Online library used for specific sources.
   * Herald Dick Magazine, Herald Dick (FR). For some current and historic arms.
   * Heraldry of the World, by Ralf Hartemink (NL). For local emblems and arms.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, by Jacques Leclerc, University of Laval (CA). For national linguistic policies.
   * National Arms and Emblems - Past and Present, by Hubert de Vries (NL). For historic national emblems and arms.
   * Numismondo - World Printed Money Picture Catalog, by Garry Saint, Esquire (US). For national currencies.
   * Omniatlas - Interactive atlas of World History, by Rick Westera (NZ). For some geopolitical maps.
   * Perry-Castañ:eda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin (US). For some historical maps.
   * Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer (NL). For historical regional demographies and areas.
   * Portale Storia, by Giovanni Fontana (IT). For photos of rulers.
   * ReliefWeb, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). For maps of some administrative divisions.
   *, by Benjamin Schemmel (DE). For photos of rulers.
   * Statoids, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The World Factbook, ed. Central Intelligence Agency (US). For the general data and profiles of the current countries.
   * United Nations Peacekeeping, United Nations (UNO). For the United Nations Missions.
   * Vexilla Mundi, by Mello Luchtenberg (NL). For flags of the world.
   * Vexillographia, by Viktor Lomantsov (RU). For flags of Russia and Soviet Union.
   * Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation (US). Free-use pictures.
   * Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation (US). For general data, maps, sources, pictures.
   * World Heritage Centre, (UNESCO). For the selected photos of the countries.
   * World History at KMLA, by Alexander Ganse (DE). For historical maps and links by country.
   * World Statesmen, by Ben Cahoon (US). Main source for the historical polities and their rulers.

 General Printed References

   * Atlas des empires and other books of Gérard Chaliand, ed. Payot (FR). General historical geopolitic data.
   * Atlas of the World's Languages, ed. Routledge (UK). Most complete world list of languages and dialects.
   * Flags Through the Ages and Accross the World, by Whitney Smith, ed. McGraw (US). Flags of the world.
   * Fragments d'Europe, by Michel Foucher, ed. Fayard (FR). For the post-Soviet Union polities.
   * L'État du Monde, ed. La Découverte (FR). Yearly geopolitic cover of the world.
   * Quid, by Dominique Frémy, ed. Plon (FR). Yearly encyclopedia that was useful for countries data.
   * Statoids printed version, by Gwillim Law (US). For historical administrative subdivisions.
   * The Times Atlas of the World, ed. Times Atlas (UK). Periodical atlas of the world with its supplementary list of administrative subdivisions.
   * World Christian Encyclopedia, by David B. Barrett, ed. Oxford University Press (UK). For world religious groups but also ethnological data. First inspiring source of website's look.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US). For historical currencies.

    + the other sources are added according to the consulted entity.


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