The river also has the second largest flow in the world behind the. The name was prevalent in the period between 1971 and 1997.
The congo river also known as zaire river is the largest river in africa.
Africa map zaire river. Post comments atom popular posts. Congo river formerly zaire river river in west central africa. The name change took effect from 1997 when zaire changed its name to the democratic republic of congo drc.
Orange river orange river orange river chief river of s africa c 1 300 mi 2 090 km long rising in the maluti mts n lesotho. Congo river the congo river formerly known as the zaire river during the dictatorship of mobutu sese seko is the second longest river in africa shorter only than the nile as well as the second largest river in the world by discharge volume following only the amazon. Newer post older post home.
The congo river kongo. 2017 rio zaire africa mapa zaire africa map zaire river africa map. It flows sw through lesotho th river river a river is a natural stream of freshwater that is larger than a brook or creek.
Ley lines map south africa. James kingston tuckey s important 1816 map of the congo river river zaire represents the first scientific attempt to map the interior of central africa and the congo. The congo river was formerly known as zaire river.
It rises in the highlands of northeastern zambia between lakes tanganyika and nyasa malawi as the chambeshi river at an elevation of 5 760 feet 1 760 metres above sea level. Rio congo formerly also known as the zaire river is the second longest river in africa shorter only than the nile as well as the second largest river in the world by discharge volume following only the amazon it is also the world s deepest recorded river with measured depths in excess of 220 m 720 ft. Rivers are normally the main channels or largest tributaries of streamflow rivers.
This map was based on tuckey s own sketch surveyed by lewis fitzmaurice engraved in london by john walker and published by john murray. Following this change the river was renamed after the country. Its overall length of 4 700 km 2 922 miles makes it the second longest in africa after the nile the river and its tributaries flow through the second largest rain forest area in the world second only to the amazon rainforest in south america.
With a length of 2 900 miles 4 700 km it is the continent s second longest river after the nile.