Central Africa

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Central Africa

Central Africa

This is the Congo River Basin

This is Lake Tanganyika

This is the Congo Rainforest

Congo River Basin- • The Congo River Basin is Africa’s, and the World’s deepest river. • It encompasses an area of more than 1.3 million square miles. • It has a dense network of tributaries, sub tributaries and small rivers.• It spans most of the African Rainforest• It was a central part of European colonialism, especially the Belgian colony of the Congo.• Located in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.Lake Tanganyika-• Deepest fresh water lake in the world and the second longest.• Immense depth because of the Great Rift Valley• Stretches 677 kilometers north to south• Essential in History to Rwandan Fishermen• Very untouched by industrialization• Located in Tanzania, Dem. Rep of the Congo, Burundi and ZambiaCongo Rainforest-• Is found at the basin of the Congo river• Includes an estimated 8,000 types of plants, including the rare oil palm and mahogany trees.• Home to thousands of different species• 1,000 species of birds• 400 types of mammals• Colonized for it’s rubber• Located in Cameroon, Gabon, Rep. of the Congo, Dem. Rep. of the congo, Central African Rep.,Lake Mai-Ndombe-• Located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo• Largest wetland of international importance as recognized by the Ramsar Convention• Drains into the Congo River• Surrounded by SavannahVirunga Volcanoes-• Chain of 8 volcanoes in Uganda, Dem. Rep. of the Congo and Rwanda• Mount Karisimbi is the tallest at 14,787 ft.• Home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla• Mt. Nyamulugira in the Dem. Rep. of the Congo erupts every 2 years


This is Lake Mai-Ndombe

These are the Virunga Volcanoes



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