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

Bibliography : 

Bibliography http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761553048_2/Congo_(river).html http://www.google.com/archivesearch?q=congo+river&scoring=t&um=1&nav_num=20 http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/geography/congoriver.htm http://www.animalaqua.com/animal-life-from-congo-river/ http://history.howstuffworks.com/african-history/congo-river2.htm http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9108299?query=congo%20river&ct= http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/feb/25/congo.jeevanvasagar

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