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Marshlands of the Upemba Depression, Democratic Republic of the Congo

March 27th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Democratic Republic of the Congo - March 24th, 2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo - March 24th, 2009

The Upemba Depression or Kamalondo Depression (more commonly known by its French name Dépression de l’Upemba) is a large marshy bowl area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The depression is comprised of some fifty lakes, including 22 of relatively large size including Lake Upemba (530km²) and Lake Kisale (300 km²). In an earlier era, the area was probably occupied by one large lake.

Today, the area is is covered in marshland and is partially located within the Upemba National Park in Haut-Lomami Province.

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