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date: 15 October 2019

Congo (Zaire) River  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Robert HARMSRobert HARMS

The Congo River is named after the Kingdom of Kongo (1390–1914), which was located in the area at the mouth of the river, and it presently gives its name to both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Congo. The river and its basin play a vital role in the ecological balance of the continent of Africa. The Congo rain forest is reported to be one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. ...

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