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Lualaba River Flowing Through Congo Rainforest, DRC

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January 24th, 2012 Category: Rivers

DRC - January 3rd, 2012

This APM image shows the Lualaba River flowing more or less vertically across the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Lualaba River is the greatest headstream of the Congo River by volume of water. It is 1800 km long, and the whole of its length lies within the Democratic Republic of Congo. It rises at an elevation of 1400 m above sea level and flows northwards to Kisangani, where the Congo River officially begins (just beyond the top left corner).

The river flows through the Congo rainforest, the second largest rain forest area in the world. Here, the rain forest appears as mostly flat terrain on either side of the river. The only exception is a hiller region visible in the upper right corner. The narrower river meandering across the land south of those hills is the Maiko River.


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