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Varied Vegetation Index of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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May 27th, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Democratic Republic of the Congo - April 28th, 2010

Democratic Republic of the Congo - April 28th, 2010

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country located in central Africa. It has an area of 905,355 sq mi (2,344,858 sq km) and a population 66,020,000 (as estimated in 2009).

The country, having the third largest land area in Africa, occupies the heart of the Congo River basin and is largely surrounded by high plateaus.

In this FAPAR image, the DRC shows a varied vegetation index, with areas of high photosynthetic activity (red) in the upper left quadrant, predominately good activity levels (green) throughout most of the image, but also some low levels (yellow) near the center.

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