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  NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Congo River
The Fimi River is a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Sangha River, a river in central Africa, is a tributary of the Congo River.
The Uele River is a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Congo-River   (1376 words)

  
 Congo River - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Congo River
Of the southern tributaries the Lomami, which pursues a course mostly parallel to the upper Congo, is the chief, whilst the Lulonga joins the main stream many kilometres to the west.
Joining the middle Congo on the right or north bank are the Aruwimi and Ituri, which rise near Lake Albert and drain the equatorial forests, the Rubi and the Ubangi or Welle, which is by far the largest tributary on this side.
Below the Ubangi is the Sanga, which flows into the river from the north, and the Kasai which drains much of southern part of the river and enters from the east.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Congo+River   (830 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To the south and east it is bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the Ubangi River, across which is the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Its capital, Brazzaville, is located on the Congo River,in the south of the country, immediately across from Kinshasa, the capital of the DR Congo.
The southwest of the country is a coastal plain for which the primary drainage is the Kouilou-Niari River; the interior of the country consists of a central plateau between two basins to the south and north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_the_Congo   (1553 words)

  
 Congo (river) - MSN Encarta
Congo (river), river in Central Africa, for which two African countries are named: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) and Republic of the Congo.
At 4,374 km (2,718 mi) long, the Congo is the second longest river in Africa (after the Nile) and one of the longest in the world.
It is also one of the largest rivers in the world in area of its watershed and in volume of water discharged.
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 Congo River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congo River (formerly known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Western Central Africa.
In turn, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo, both countries lying along the river's banks, are named after it.
Nearly the entire Congo is readily navigable, and with railways now bypassing the three major falls, much of the trade of central Africa passes along it, including copper, palm oil (as kernels), sugar, coffee, and cotton.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congo_River   (407 words)

  
 Congo River Basin: Geology and soil type influence drought impact
Two main points emerge: the Congo discharge levels were markedly unstable during the second half of the century, decreasing steeply over the last decade; and, although the discharge fluctuations are induced by rainfall variations, that influence is modified considerably by the soil type and geology of the terrain through which the rivers pass.
The River Congo, the second longest African river after the Nile, second in the world, after the Amazon, in terms of discharge, itself accounts for half the total volume of waters which pour into the Atlantic from that continent.
This trend accentuated from 1980 and, until 1996, the Congo discharge weakened by 10% (37 400 m3/s in 1992 compared with an average of 40 600 m3 /s over that period as a whole), which was the most dramatic decrease of the century.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2002-01/idrp-crb011102.php   (786 words)

  
 Congo (river) - MSN Encarta
The entire length of the river lies within DRC or forms part of its border.
Located in the heaviest rainfall belt of Africa, the Congo carries more water than any river except the Amazon in South America.
The rich wildlife of the river includes crocodiles and numerous species of fish.
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 Congo River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The sources of the Congo are in the highlands and mountains of the East Africa Rift, as well as Lake Tanganyika and Lake Mweru, which feed the Lualaba River, which then becomes the Congo below Stanley Falls.
Kinshasa and Brazzaville are on opposite sides of the river at the Pool, then the river narrows and falls through a number of cataracts in deep canyons, running by Matadi and Boma, and into the sea at the small town of Muanda.
Nearly the entire Congo is readily navigable, and railways bypass the three major falls, and much of the trade of central Africa passes along it, including copper, palm oil (as kernels), sugar, coffee, and cotton.
www.wikiverse.org /congo-river   (538 words)

  
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South of the divide some rivers flow into the Zambezi River and thence to the Indian Ocean, others to the Okavango River (as the Cubango River is called along the border with Namibia and in Botswana) and thence to the Okavango Swamp in Botswana.
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It borders Chad in the north, Sudan on the east, the Congo">Republic of the Congo and the Congo">Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south, and Cameroon on the west.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Congo-River.htm   (1006 words)

  
 Winne.com - Report on Congo DRC, Paving the reconstruction
Most of the country lies within the vast hollow of the Congo River basin that has the shape of an amphitheater, open to the north and northwest and closed in the south and east by high plateaus and mountains.
The Congo River (also known as the Zaire) is over 2,720 miles (4,375 km) long.
Congo River and its tributaries provide DRC with Africa's most extensive network of navigable waterways as well as vast hydroelectric potential.
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 the Living Africa: the land - Congo river - intro
The Congo River flows primarily through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the People's Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and partially through Zambia, Angola, Cameroon, and Tanzania.
The Congo loops first to the northeast, then to the west, and then to the south before reaching an outlet into the Atlantic Ocean, feeding a river basin that covers over 1.6 million square miles (4.1 million sq.
Due to the fact that the Congo has many tributaries, the Congo River is the biggest transportation source in Central Africa.
library.thinkquest.org /16645/the_land/congo_river.shtml   (340 words)

  
 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Congo River and Flooded Forests (143)
Except for the beginning and end of the river’s course, the Congo River is of a uniform elevation for much of its length.
Several urban centers in the Congo Basin are growing, and with their growth comes the potential for an increase in untreated sewage and other sources of pollution that could harm nearby freshwater systems.
Freshwater fish from the Congo River are an important protein source for much of the population of Central Africa.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/g200/g143.html   (736 words)

  
 Congo River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kinshasa and Brazzaville are on opposite sides of the river at the Pool, then the river narrows and falls through a numberof cataracts in deep canyons, running by Matadi and Boma, and into the sea atthe small town of Muanda.
Henry Morton Stanley was the firstEuropean to navigate along the river's length and report that the Lualaba was not a source of the Nile as hadbeen suggested.
Nearly the entire Congo is readily navigable, and railways bypass the three majorfalls, and much of the trade of central Africa passes along it, including copper, palm oil (as kernels), sugar, coffee, and cotton.
www.therfcc.org /congo-river-58617.html   (379 words)

  
 Congo River
The culture of the Congo River is seen in a collection of objects brought to Finland by Finnish machinists who worked on boats sailing up and down the river in...
It is the mighty Congo River, which bisects the eponymous country as well as the continent, that is the driving force behind plans to extend a power grid from...
Situated in the giant Congo River, about 225km downstream from the capital Kinshasa, INGA III is expected to generate about 3 500 megawatts in electricity upon...
conservation.mongabay.com /Congo_River.htm   (883 words)

  
 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Congo is twice the size of the United Kingdom and is covered mostly by rainforest.
It is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and the Angolan enclave of Cabinda.
Brazzaville, the capital of Republic of Congo, is on the opposite bank of the Congo River from Kinshasa, the capital of DRC.
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 Congo River Reopened to Traffic - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
The United Nations Security Council has announced the reopening of the Congo River to commercial traffic, a vital thoroughfare which has been blocked for two-and-a-half years as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But the world's third largest river has been cut in two by the front line that divides government forces and their foreign allies and rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda.
The opening of the Congo has for long been a goal of the UN, which has been monitoring a ceasefire and pushing the belligerents towards lasting peace.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/congo/2001/0521rver.htm   (348 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) - Travel Guide
The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is situated in Central Africa and it crosses the equator in the north-central region.
The enormous semicircular bend in the river delineates a central depression known as the cuvette, with an average altitude of 1,300 ft. Around this densely forested section, which covers nearly half the area of the country, a succession of plateaus rise gradually to height of over 5,000 ft in the northeast and southeast.
All major rivers are tributaries of the Zaire; these include the Lomani, the Aruwimi or Ituri, the Itimburi, the Mongala, the Ugangi, the Uélé, the Kasaim the Sankuru, the Lulua, the Kwango and the Kwilu.
www.africaguide.com /country/zaire   (335 words)

  
 15/2/2005 -- Congo River Basin, a reservoir of biodiversity threatened with extinction
BRAZZAVILLE, 15 February (IRIN) - Situated in the heart of Africa, the Congo River Basin is a body of forest and marine ecosystems that encompass the Central African countries of the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
In terms of biodiversity, the Congo Basin is incontestably the richest area of Africa.
Equally, with the River Congo and its tributaries, the basin is a huge fresh water reserve.
www.forests.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=39075   (1506 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
The Congo, in west-central Africa, is bordered by the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, and the Atlantic Ocean.
It is one-quarter the size of the U.S. The principal rivers are the Ubangi and Bomu in the north and the Congo in the west, which flows into the Atlantic.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
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 Alfred Wegener Institute (Neogene sedimentation processes in the South Atlantic)
Gravity mass transport and turbidity currents resulted from the development of the Congo River drainage system and led to the distribution of material farther to the southwest.
The channels observed in the different seismostratigraphic units show a southwestward movement with time, the older ones being restricted to the northern flank of the fan while the recent ones are found in the southern area of investigation.
A model for the evolution of Neogene and Quaternary sedimentation proposes that the pattern changed from a single sediment source, the Kouilou/Niari River (KNR), in Late Paleogene/Early Neogene time to two sediment sources represented by the KNR and the Congo River, in Middle/Late Miocene.
www.awi-bremerhaven.de /GPH/www_southatlantic.html   (872 words)

  
 Find congo river trips here - whitewater rafting
The second part is devoted to the Nzadi or lower Congo River, from the mouth to the Yellala or main rapids, the gate by...
A river is witnessing the rebirth of Congo.
CONGO RIVER, Congo -- The river is the life and memory of this country.
www.lava179.com /whitewater-rafting/congo-river-trips.html   (404 words)

  
 Congo River Golf & Exploration: Our History
Congo River Golf and Exploration Co. (Congo River) is an entertaining and visually captivating Family Fun Park featuring 18 holes of Adventurous Miniature Golf, Game Room, Arcade, Party Pavilion and Food Concessions all designed around an African / Jungle theme.
Congo River was developed in 1987 by Benjamin R. Jones of RECreation and Entertainment Consultants, Inc. (For more information about Ben Jones and RECreation see the RECreation Corporate Profile Section.) Congo River occupies approximately 2 acres of land which includes the miniature golf course, game arcade, retail, concessions, party areas, support buildings and parking facilities.
Click here to read the complete history of Congo River.
www.congorivergolf.com /our_history.htm   (252 words)

  
 Busch Gardens Tampa Guide > Congo > Congo River Rapids
Congo River Rapids fits perfectly into the jungle and is right alongside Kumba.
Anytime during the spring and summer, Congo River Rapids is a great way to cool off fast.
Seating location is not a factor on Congo River Rapids because the rafts are free roaming.
www.bgtguide.com /themes/congo/congoriver   (219 words)

  
 democratic republic of the congo map and information page
Commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium, Henry Stanley was the first European to explore the Congo Basin area.
Landforms The vast Congo River basin occupies and central and northwestern parts of the country, while further south, savanna grasslands extend to the border with Angola.
The river itself is 2,733 miles long, and is navigable for almost 900 miles.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/countrys/africa/cd.htm   (611 words)

  
 Government agrees to reopen Congo river
KINSHASA, Congo -- The Congolese government agreed Monday to reopen the Congo river to commercial and civilian traffic, a move that will restore important links between key cities in the vast central African nation divided by a nearly 4-year war.
The United Nations has been pushing for the reopening of the 2,900-mile Congo River, navigable from the capital to the northernmost port city of Kisangani, which is under rebel control.
The river is crucial to support 2,100 U.N. troops and 200 civilians who will be deployed in the eastern Congolese town of Kindu to disarm the armed groups in Congo.
www.uswaternews.com /archives/arcglobal/2govagr5.html   (345 words)

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