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Congo River Flowing Through Rainforest of Democratic Republic of the Congo

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November 6th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Democratic Republic of the Congo - November 4th, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the Congo River crossing the Congo Rainforest in the Tshopo Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the deepest river in the world, with measured depths in excess of 230 m (750 ft).

It is also the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged, though it has only one-fifth the volume of the world’s largest river, the Amazon. Additionally, its overall length of 4,700 km (2,920 mi) makes it the ninth longest river.