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Mbomou and Uele Rivers Converging to Form Ubangi River, CAR and DRC

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November 7th, 2011 Category: Rivers

DRC and CAR - November 4th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the confluence of the Mbomou, Bili and Uele Rivers (from top to bottom on the right side of the image) to form the Ubangi River (upper left), by the border of the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Ubangi River is the largest right-bank tributary of the Congo River of Central Africa. It begins at the confluence of the Mbomou and Uele Rivers and flows west, then bends to the southwest and passes through Bangui, after which it flows south to the Congo at Liranga.

The Ubangi’s length is about 1,060 kilometres (660 mi). Its total length with the Uele, its longest tributary, is 2,270 kilometres (1,410 mi). The Ubangi’s drainage basin is about 772,800 square kilometres (298,400 sq mi) and includes portions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Republic of Congo.