Congo River

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Congo River
Le fleuve Zaïre
The nint langest river in the warld
Aerial view of the Congo River near Kisangani.jpg
Aerial view o the Congo River near Kisangani
Kintras Angolae, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda, Tanzanie, Zambie
Mooth Atlantic Ocean
Lenth 4,700 km (2,920 mi) [1]
Basin 4,014,500 km2 (1,550,007 sq mi) [1]
Discharge
 - average 41,000 m3/s (1,447,901 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 75,000 m3/s (2,648,600 cu ft/s) [1]
 - min 23,000 m3/s (812,237 cu ft/s) [1]
River Congo.svg

The Congo River (an aa kent as the Zaire River; French: (le) fleuve Congo / Zaïre; Portuguese: rio Congo / Zaire) is a river in Africae and the warld's deepest river wi measurt depths in excess o 220 m (720 ft).[2] It is the seicont lairgest river in the warld bi discharge (efter the Amazon). The Congo-Chambeshi river haes an owerall lenth o 4,700 km (2,920 mi), which maks it the nint langest river (in terms o discharge, the Chambeshi is a tributary o the Lualaba River, Lualaba bein the name o the Congo River upstream o the Boyoma Faws, extendin for 1,800 km). Measurt alang the Lualaba, the Congo River haes a tot lenth o 4,370 km (2,715 mi), The Congo Basin haes a tot aurie o aboot 4 million km2, or 13% o the entire African laundmass.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bossche, J.P. vanden; G. M. Bernacsek (1990). Source Book for the Inland Fishery Resources of Africa, Volume 1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. pp. 338–339. ISBN 978-92-5-102983-1. 
  2. Oberg, Kevin (July 2008). "Discharge and Other Hydraulic Measurements for Characterizing the Hydraulics of Lower Congo River, July 2008" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. 

Coordinates: 6°04′45″S 12°27′00″E / 6.07917°S 12.45000°E / -6.07917; 12.45000