The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a state located in Central Africa, with a short Atlantic coastline (37 km). It is the third largest country in Africa by area after Sudan and Algeria and the twelfth largest in the world.
Map of Congo:
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The area now known as the was populated as early as the 10th millennium BC and settled in the 6th and 7th centuries CE by Bantus from present-day Nigeria.