The Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Democratic Republic of the Congo (GPS: 0 00 N, 25 00 E) located in Central Africa, northeast of Angola. The country’s area measurements are total: 2,344,858 sq km; land: 2,267,048 sq km, water: 77,810 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than one-fourth the size of the US. The total irrigated land is 110 sq km (2012).
One of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s essential features is the second-largest country in Africa (after Algeria) and the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Straddles the equator—dense tropical rain forest in the central river basin and eastern highlands. The narrow strip of land that controls the lower Congo River is the DRC’s only outlet to the South Atlantic Ocean.
Because of its speed, cataracts, rapids, and turbulence, the Congo River, most of which flows through the DRC, has never been accurately measured along much of its length. Nonetheless, it is conceded to be the deepest river in the world. Estimates of its most significant depth vary between 220 and 250 meters.