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The Congo River, also known as the Zaire River, is a major river in Africa. The river, covering a distance of 4,400 kilometers, is the largest in West Central Africa and the longest river in Africa after the Nile. The Congo River is the second most waterlogged river in the world, after the Amazon River in South America. This one is the deepest river in the world. So, let’s now know in details about the deepest river in the world below

The Congo River, The Deepest River In The World:

It is the ninth longest river in the world in length and covers a distance of 4,700 km from its source in the hills and plateaus of the East African Rift to the Atlantic Ocean. The Congo River crosses the equator twice in its route. The water-logged area of this huge river is also huge and it covers about 8 million sq. km, which is 13% of the entire African continent.

The Congo River is the main river in Africa. It is also known as the 'Jeyre River'. The Congo River is the longest of all rivers in the world, except the Amazon of South America. Its entire length is 2,900 miles. Its flow area is 14,25,000 square miles. The river forms seven miles wide at its mouth and falls into the sea. It releases 20 million cubic feet of mud per second into the ocean, which is four times the average of the entire Mississippi River.

Tributaries And Fauna

Among the tributaries of the Congo, 'Butcher' and 'Umbagi' are particularly notable. There are 4,000 small islands in this river. Small steamboats are also run in it. Its low water flows disintegrate at 28 sites to create water-producing locations. 

There are fierce wild animals available for hunting, as most of the path of this river is surrounded by dense and impenetrable forests. Fishes of hundreds of species are found in it and rare insects and pests are found in the coastal region.

Origin And Extent

The mud-water of the Congo River is distinctly visible from seawater as far as 100 miles from the seashore and up to a depth of 4,000 feet. The river rises from an elevation of 4,650 feet in Central Africa and falls into the sea, ending a journey of 2,900 miles in a west direction. 

In its journey path, it is called by many names like the river Ganges of India, for example- 'Chambezi' in Northern Rhodesia is later known as 'Lua Pula'. The river falls from a height of 200 feet to create the Stanley Falls. It then takes the form of a very large river, which flows 980 miles in lunar form and crosses the equator twice.

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