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GENERAL DESCRIPTION.
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THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO IS SITUATED IN WEST CENTRAL
AFRICA AND COVERS AN AREA OF 2,344,885SQ KM.
THE CONGO BORDERS THE COUNTRY TO THE WEST, ANGOLA TO THE SOUTH,
ZAMBIA TO THE SOUTHEAST, TANZANIA, BURUNDI, RWANDA AND UGANDA
TO THE EAST AND FINALLY C.A.R. AND THE SUDAN TO THE NORTH.

THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO IS IN THE HEART OF
THE CONGO RIVER BASIN, WHICH INCLUDES THE CUVETTE IS A LARGE
HOLLOW IN THE NORTHWEST OF THE COUNTRY.
THE LOWEST POINT IN ZAIRE THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
IS LAC MAI-NDOME AT 350M ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

ON EVERY SIDE OF THE CUVETTE ARE LARGE PLATEAUS, RISING IN
THE NORTHEAST AND THE EAST TO 1219M ABOVE SEA LEVEL. THESE
EVENTUALLY JOIN WITH THE MITUMBA ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE
RIFT VALLEY. HERE ELEVATIONS ARE UP TO 4877M IN THE MASSIF
DU RUWENZORI ON THE UGANDAN BORDER. THE RANGES IN THE SOUTH
AND SOUTHEAST REACH UP TO 1600M AT SHABA PEAK. 600M AT
SHABA PEAK.

THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO'S COASTLINE RUNS ALONG
THE ATLANTIC COAST FOR 40KM. THERE THE CONGO RIVER FLOWS INTO
THE SEA. THE CONGO IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT RIVERS
AND IS PRACTICALLY 6400KM LONG. IN THE WESTERN AREA
OF THE RIFT VALLEY LIES LAKE TANGANYIKA. THIS IS ONE OF
THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND DEEPEST
LAKES. IT IS 33,124SQ KM IN AREA AND 1433M DEEP.
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