The Congo River

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The Congo River : 

The Congo River By Paul Weiner

The Congo River Basin : 

The Congo River Basin

The Congo River : 

The Congo River Second Longest River In Africa; Eighth Longest in the world;4,700 km (2,922 miles) in length Second Most Voluminous River in the World; 1,500,000 cubic feet of water per second Located in Western Central Africa Flows Southwest into the Atlantic Ocean

Start of the River : 

Start of the River Altai Mountains Two Main Sources: Lualaba and Luvua rivers 60 inches of rainfall a year Width of .5 to 10 miles Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda

River Features : 

River Features Stanley Falls Stanley (Malebo) Pool Livingstone (Inga) Falls Devil's Cauldron

Polictical : 

Polictical Formerly Known As the Zaire River Forms most of the border between Angola and the Republic of Congo 1,600,000 square mile river basin Untapped Hydroelectric Capabilities; Could bring power to all of Africa

Economic Value : 

Economic Value “Route 66” of the Congo Ships copper, palm-oil kernels, cotton, sugar, and coffee Rainforest used for hunting by poachers

Popular Reference : 

Popular Reference Dr. Livingstone and Stanley Hudson Heart of Darkness Congo River Golf Course

Ecology : 

Ecology Over 200 Species of fish Manatees Black Hippo Crocodiles Occasionally Dolphins and Whales

Unique Fish of the Congo River : 

Unique Fish of the Congo River

More Fish : 

More Fish

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