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Congo River Allar Lakson
About The River <ul><li>Congo River  (formerly known as  Zaire River ) is the largest  river  in Western Central  Africa ....
The Origin Of The River’s Name <ul><li>The Congo gets its name from the ancient  Kingdom of Kongo  which inhabited the lan...
The Tributaries <ul><li>Inkisi   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nzadi   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nsele  (south side of Pool Malebo)  ...
Animals And Plants In The Rainforest <ul><li>The Congo Clawless Otter is found in the basin of Africa; it is extremely rar...
Animals of the Meadows  <ul><li>In the southern part of the Congo lie high rolling hills of nothing but grass. Within the ...
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Congo River

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  1. 1. Congo River Allar Lakson
  2. 2. About The River <ul><li>Congo River (formerly known as Zaire River ) is the largest river in Western Central Africa . Its overall length of 4,374 km (2,718 mi.) makes it the second longest in Africa (after the Nile ) and fifth longest in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly the entire Congo is readily navigable, and with railways now bypassing the three major falls, much of the trade of central Africa passes along it, including copper , palm oil (as kernels), sugar , coffee , and cotton . The river is also potentially valuable for hydroelectric power , and the Inga facility below Pool Malebo is the first to exploit the river. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Origin Of The River’s Name <ul><li>The Congo gets its name from the ancient Kingdom of Kongo which inhabited the lands at the mouth of the river. In turn, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo , both countries lying along the river's banks, are named after it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Tributaries <ul><li>Inkisi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nzadi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nsele (south side of Pool Malebo) </li></ul><ul><li>Bombo </li></ul><ul><li>Kasai (between Fimi and Congo, known as Kwa) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fimi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kwango </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sankuru </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Likouala </li></ul><ul><li>Sangha </li></ul><ul><li>Ubangi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Giri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mbomou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uele </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sorted in order from the mouth heading upstream </li></ul>
  5. 5. Animals And Plants In The Rainforest <ul><li>The Congo Clawless Otter is found in the basin of Africa; it is extremely rare and nearly close to extinction. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 250 different species of birds have been noted.  Among these are ducks, storks, pelicans, parrots that migrate from Europe Mammals in the Congo include </li></ul><ul><li>The popular Black Hippo spends most of its time in the waters of the river. It likes the deep lakes and rivers that are close to the grassland.  The deep water of the Congo provides enough water for the hippo to be submerged so that it doesn’t become dehydrated under the harsh hot climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Manatee </li></ul><ul><li>Water Snake </li></ul><ul><li>Various reptiles </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodiles </li></ul><ul><li>Tortoises </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 fish species </li></ul><ul><li>Pigs </li></ul><ul><li>Elephants </li></ul><ul><li>Damp air and humid temperatures create ideal conditions for mosquitoes and gnats </li></ul>
  6. 6. Animals of the Meadows <ul><li>In the southern part of the Congo lie high rolling hills of nothing but grass. Within the tall grass of these parts a variety of grazing animals can be found. </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalos </li></ul><ul><li>Antelopes </li></ul><ul><li>Zebras </li></ul><ul><li>Giraffes </li></ul><ul><li>Gazelles </li></ul>

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