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Where in the World is . . .Democratic Republic of Congo (9Q) CQ Zone 36 ITU Zone 52

January 20th, 2020

Never has one country had so many names! The Democratic Republic of the Congo  also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo and before that it was the Belgian Congo and still earlier it was the Congo Free State. Can you say that all in one breath?

Where is it? In Central Africa. Right next to the Republic of the Congo. It is a country located in Central Africa. It was formerly called Zaire (1971–1997). It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa. With a population of over 84 million, the DRC is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa. The Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of ongoing military conflict since 2015. So not a good place for a DXpedition or a vacation.  To read more go here…

Reporting from the Dark Side,Ron, K5HM

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